I’m a pediatric physical therapist, sister, wife, and mommy. I’m from New Hampshire and moved to Orlando in 2004. I love true crime, movies in the backyard, camping, the beach, drinks with friends, and dogs. I am also the secretary for Advent Health NICU Family Advisory Council. AMA 😂
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
Aedan was born July 7 2015. We moved into our CP home on July 1 2015! Moving at 40 wks pregnant – 1 star. Do not recommend. Norah was born at 28 weeks on May 16 2018 and spent 78 days in the Florida Hospital/Advent Health NICU. She had an unremarkable stay and ha s continued to grow into a healthy, strong, and somewhat sassy 2 1/2 year old. My husband Rob is a Lieutenant with the Orlando Fire Department where he serves his community and fosters a close brother/sisterhood with his fellow firefighters. You may even see him working at Orlando sporting events! We have been together since Jun 2006 and married since Oct 2012
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
Pediatric Physical Therapy is a chance for me to use my gifts and talents to help little ones with physical challenges overcome their greatest deficits. I love these children as my own. I love celebrating any milestone big or small with them and their families.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Gratitude Coffee, Tin & Taco, Ragazzis, Shakers
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
5 1/2 years
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Pastor Merrill from CPUMC
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
I’d love to go back to the UK and explore some more now that I don’t have a one year old strapped to my chest!
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Be kind to the people who may not be appreciated enough. Thank the cleaning crew at your job, thank the person who cleans the carts from COVID germs, thank the shipt shopper who went out in the rain for you.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Drive across the US and stop at the National Parks for camping
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Well I haven’t been here long, but Jenn used to have a food truck for Gratitude Coffee and I loved it because it was on my way to work and I’d walk Petey (our former dog) there on Saturdays
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
I miss my friend Janel from church and I’d love to get some pizza with her
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
Kids, doggies, playgrounds galore, and not too many “cookie cutter houses”
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
In ten years, I I will be with two teenagers ! 😩😩
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
Despite being “the loud mouth” of the group, I’m quite an introvert and an over-perfectionist.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Tough call: Cornwall, England or Puerto Rico
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
February- my birth month and all around good Aquarian vibes. Christmas. Saturday
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Advent Health for saving my and Norah’s life
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Cake batter and a weird one: those gummy/putty erasers artists use
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Comfortable, somewhat untidy, and happy