Q & A:
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Illinois
Most Significant Career Highlight: My first barefoot water ski tournament at age 44— more than 20 years after becoming deaf from a barefoot water ski fall as a teen.
Favorite food: On the sinful side: dark chocolate. On the healthy side: roasted broccoli.
My Health Food Store: Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or a Farmer ‘s market
My Favorite Garden of Life supplements: Organic Plant Protein in vanilla and chocolate.
My Secret to Staying Healthy: A variety of everything and everything in moderation. Oh, and unwrap your passion while you’re at it!
My Favorite Training Tip: Have fun with whatever you do! Learn from and train with someone who knows much more than you do.
My Significant Others: My husband Joe and my three kids.
My Favorite Song: I Want to Live by John Denver
My Favorite Movie: ForrestGump
My Favorite Holiday: Every day!
My Favorite Item of Clothing: Tommie Copper jacket and training pants.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: I’m never growing up. I intend to play like a kid until my last breath. While I’m at it, I’d like to be a bestselling author, awesome speaker, and a passionate barefoot water skier.
My Favorite Super Hero: Wonder Woman.
Charities or Causes I Support: Hands & Voices, an organization providing support for families with deaf and hard of hearing kids.
If I Could Change One Thing About Myself It Would Be: I’d aim for skinny arms and a flatter stomach.
Upcoming events or competitions: Amber Open, Regionals, Nationals