How long have you lived in the North State?
I was born and raised in Redding, CA. I lived in Chico and Arcata during college. So, my whole life!
What is your fondest childhood memory?
My fondest childhood memory is going out on my grandpa’s property with all of my family and just enjoying the animals, nature and being with each other.
What subject(s) did you study at College?
I studied accounting in college.
What was your first job?
My first job was working as a file clerk for a dermatologist when I was 15.
Who has been the most influential person to you in your career?
My mom, she has pushed me throughout college and my career to help me achieve whatever goals I had.
How has your career created value in your life?
My career has created value in my life by helping me step out of my shell. I have always deemed myself to be a shy and introverted person, but when it comes to work I am constantly pushing myself to be more outgoing.
What do you consider to be the most significant world event that has occurred during your lifetime?
The biggest event that has happened is 9/11. I was in 3rd grade when it happen but I remember sitting in my classroom hearing the TV’s and watching the adults around me crying. I didn’t fully understand what was going on until after I got home with my mom.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
This would be when my grandma and I went to Europe one summer. We spent 3-4 weeks traveling through France and Italy. Going through all the cathedrals and seeing buildings that have been there since before America was founded blew my mind! That was my first experience in Europe, but it definitely won’t be my last!
What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Oh goodness, that is hard to pick just one! I try to be funny and have fun most of the time so I feel like I can’t pinpoint one funny thing!
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
As of right now, I think my accomplishment I am most proud of is graduating college and getting into my career. My next accomplishment I will be super excited for is when I pass the CPA exams.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to go on hikes and travel around Nor Cal. There are mountains, waterfalls, lakes and so much to explore around here! I also, spend my free time volunteering for and being on the board of the Active 20-30 Club of Redding.
If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?
I would want to be able to teleport. This would help me with all of my travel ideas, but not cost as much!