I grew up in Portland, Oregon.  I even lived in the same house my entire life until I moved to California for college.

I attended
Occidental College, located in Northern part of Los Angeles in a city called Eagle Rock which is between Glendale and Pasadena.  I am an active alum, having served on the Board of Governors and am currently the Class Notes Secretary for the Class of 1994.

My career experience includes eight years working at a consulting firm specializing in non-qualified benefit plans and corporate owned life insurance.  I have also spent nine years working in qualified benefit plan administration.  I am currently studying for my Certified Life Underwriter certification as well as the Qualified 401(k) Administrator.

I am an independent insurance broker, Life Agent and Certified Insurance Agent with Covered California.

My hobbies and interests include bellydancing, scrapbooking, surfing the internet, reading, watching movies and hanging out with friends.