Hey there............ I'm a Yankee (born and raised in Rhode Island), but live in the wonderful Southwest. A nurse by trade, but a chef by choice. I spend most my free time traveling in and around the New Mexico area. Love the mountains of Ruidoso and the culture of Santa Fe. I take care of my parents (Mom has Alzheimers and is extremely active at 81, Dad is a living breathing miracle of a man at 84. EVERY woman deserves one JUST like him, however, I do believe they broke the mold). I travel with them in their Airstream in an attempt to keep them as "normal" as possible. We are a musical family and enjoy dining and entertaining as much as possible. No kids from this shoot, although I raised an army. Have 16 kids (foster children as well as step-children). All have been the light of my life.