I was born and raised in Colorado and have lived here my entire life. I have been married for 40 years. I have 2 beautiful and amazing daughters, 2 wonderful sons-in-law, 3 awesome grandkids and one great brother and many dear friends. I lost my mom a year and a half ago – she was almost 90 and a 39 year breast cancer survivor and I learned how to be a strong, independent woman from her. I figured out later in life what I wanted to be when I grew up. When I was 39 I began working with kids with significant special needs (cognitive, emotional, and physical) and discovered I had a passion for teaching. At the age of 46, I went back to school to earn my degree in Special Eduction and while doing that I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was determined that cancer was not going to stop me from reaching my goal and graduating. After numerous surgeries and treatments, I graduated with the rest of my class – with honors. Almost three years ago, a friend and I decided that we needed a new life challenge and we went to school to get our real estate licenses. Today, though I am still teaching, I have also started a new career in real estate. There have been so many times in my life that I have been made to step out of my comfort zone – sometimes by choice (travel to a new country or start a new job); sometimes it’s not my choice (cancer); sometimes I’m not quite sure how I agreed to do something so outside of my comfort zone (Living Pink Pageant), but I always grow from the experience and am grateful that I have been given the opportunity.