What inspires you?

Anyone that faces adversity, beats it down and comes out stronger is very inspirational. Watching others draw strength from a difficult situation makes me want to work harder, to be a better person and to appreciate the many blessings I’ve been granted.

What do you most value in your life?

Good health. There have been times in my life when health issues have held me back from being active and doing the things I love. It wasn’t until I lived through those experiences that I realized the true value of good health – it is priceless.

What is your motto?

Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.

When and where are you the happiest?

Any day I can spend time outside soaking up Northern Michigan’s natural beauty is a good day. A few quiet moments at the dunes, or a peaceful walk through the woods helps release the stress of the day and brings me the most happiness.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I am immeasurably blessed to have met the love of my life decades ago while in my teens. My husband, Steve, is supportive, loving and patient and together we’ve created a life filled with a level of happiness and love I didn’t know existed. I’m luckier than I could have ever imagined!