My story is a ’round about journey. Much of my youth was spent in south Alabama in what was then the second poorest county in the second poorest state in the country. My grandfather had both a wholesale grocery store and a farm. I loved to go with him to the farm to “pet the cows” and wade in the creek. He taught me how to tell when the corn was ready to pick. By contrast, I have spent the last 20 years in the largest metropolitan region in the southeast. I have enjoyed the access that living here brings, but the traffic really makes me wish that the region/country had chosen to pursue better public transportation options. I’d rather sit and read than drive and I really think that good public transportation options are necessary to a prosperous future. My hobbies include things like fine hand sewing, SCUBA, cycling, geocaching, hot-air ballooning and whatever else comes along. Travel is the love I’d pursue if I had more opportunity and all types of exploring is my nature. Curiosity keep me going.
My post secondary education spanned 10 separate institutions from Alabama to California and back east again to Georgia. It also spans business, government, geography and even includes tropical biology study abroad in Costa Rica. My varied interests really met their comfort zone when I moved officially into geography because it can encompass so many different fields and how they fit. I have always been interested in diverse subjects the connection between them.