- I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with my wonderful husband, Matt, a.k.a. Kanz, or simply “the husband.”
- I was born in Newton, Massachusetts, outside of Boston, on October 26, 1982 and moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina when I was 14 months old. I spent my childhood living in a house built in 1833. GO DUKE basketball!
I have green eyes with gold specks in them. I am left-handed. I write with my left hand, use scissors with my right, throw with my right, and do everything else with my left.
Throughout my school years, I played varsity soccer and graduated valedictorian of my high school class but gave the salutatory address as graduation. Go figure, guidance department.
I spent an amazing four years at Davidson College, a small liberal arts college north of Charlotte, NC. At Davidson I majored in history and learned to think outside of the box surrounded by some of the smartest people in the world.
After graduation, my husband, then fiancé, and I moved to Charlotte, NC where I started a job in publishing at a magazine. A year later I moved into the public relations and marketing industry as an account executive at a firm in uptown Charlotte.
My husband and I got married on June 2, 2007 at my parents’ church in Hillsborough followed by a beautiful reception at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. We spent our honeymoon traveling through Sonoma Wine Country, drinking fabulous wine and eating gourmet food to our heart’s content. It was the best week of my life!
I have two scars on my right index finger from stabbing a knife in one side and out the other while cutting frozen salmon in November of 2007. Four stitches and a trip to the emergency room, I think I have finally recovered.
I had the amazing opportunity of being featured on the cover of Woman’s World Magazine in the January 1, 2007 issue. My husband and I were flown to NYC for a weekend in October 2006 for 24 hours of pampering, glaming and soaking up my 10 minutes of fame. My cover is wacko – I look like a 35-year-old Vegas showgirl, but it was worth it for the trip to New York! Although it was a fun experience, I’m not proud of the fact that my cover claims you can lose the weight I did in a month – it took me well over a year!
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2007 – At Goal
2006 – Weight Coming Off
The College Years – A Slow, Steady Gain