(or more than you really care to know...)
I am originally from Lorain, Ohio. That's kinda near Cleveland. Northern Ohio means Lake Erie, summer beach cruising, and SNOW SNOW SNOW. I hate the cold. I think I was supposed to be born in Florida. Anything under 90 degrees is cold to me!
I am a Musician, an Equestrian, and an Artist. Can you say RIGHT BRAIN? I don't think I even own a left brain. When my creative juices start flowing, watch out!
I can be single-minded when I am creating something new, and I also can be single-minded when I set a goal for myself. This is a good and bad quality, depending on how obsessive I am at the time!
"Captivate Your Heart" - also known as Corky
Congress 2007 Top 10 3yo Open Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle, Top 10 Junior Hunter Under Saddle, ridden by ME! One of the proudest moments in my life, and a dream realized.
One of my passions - Dog Agility! It's the most fun you can have being frustrated about 50% of the time...it's fun for both of us, and completely addictive. I love taking on a new sport and setting new goals.
Hiking Sentinel Dome in Yosemite (and attempting to conquer my fear of heights). Spectacular scenery!
My mom, my sisters, and me!
I love my technology. Kind of strange for a completely right-brained person to be such a geek, but technology gives me the ability to create, and that's what I love about it.
Pretzel - July, 2013 - new AKC conformation champion! Exciting moment for me, I fell into the dog show thing kind of by accident and ended up loving it! Now Pretzel is a Silver Grand Champion with titles in agility, obedience, rally, and trick dog.
Me and some of my cool trumpet peeps. My music is a huge part of my life. I started my life as a musician in the 3rd grade and have never stopped.
Hiking Taft Point in Yosemite. yes, I have a big fear of heights, but usually try to force myself beyond my fear. I have never regretted it, this kind of scenery cannot be found from the low ground.
2016 - Winning my second owner-Handled best in Show for 2016. What an amazing dream come true. Just goes to show that no huge dream is completely out of reach...just keep stretching for it!
Hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park - truly not for the weak of heart!
Sibling rivalry at Thanksgiving!
Another one of my passions - raising and training hunt seat horses...one at a time! I LOVE the breaking and training process. After having so many breeding and foaling disasters, I have learned to treasure every baby I work with.
A bunch of cool jazz trumpet players. Oh yeah, and me, also... (yes, that is Wayne Bergeron in the middle - what an amazing experience to have played behind him!)
"Pretzel" at Weimaraner Nationals Agility Trial in St. Louis, MO - 2015. We racked up a record number of faults in jumpers, but man did we have fun!
Three pals (me, Corky, and Pretzel) out for a summer ride. There is nothing better than a summer afternoon with my best 4-legged friends.
Karaoke in Florida with the band kids, I am singing my favorite song!