Why did you want to join the USC Newcomers’ Club?
Having moved a few times before, we knew how difficult it could be to meet and make new friends. Also, this was our first move without our children so meeting people through their activities would no longer be possible. We thought a Newcomers club would be a great way to make new friends & sure enough — IT IS!
Where did you recently move from?
Rochester, Michigan. A northern suburb of Detroit.
Where did you grow up?
Just south of Cleveland, Ohio in a city called North Royalton.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
The Ohio State University. Received a B.S.B.A with a Marketing major.
What do you do for your day job?
For over the past 26 years I have been at home raising our three children — The Best job I ever had! Prior to that I was a Product Engineer for BF Goodrich Chemical and a Department manager/Corporate Trainer for The Higbee Company. Along the way I also got certified as a Jazzercise Instructor. Currently, I am managing our household, keeping the long distance relationships between our children strong, making new friends & exploring Pittsburgh.
Do you have any kids? If so what are their names and ages?
Shannon – 27
Ryan – 25
Daniel – 21
Do you have any pets?
No pets. When my daughter was living with us we always had a guinea pig in the house. Love those piggies.
What do you like to do for fun?
Exercise ( run, bike, racquetball, hike…), Garden, Stampin Up, Read & go to the Theater.
What books on your shelf are begging to be read?
Plan to read Killing Lincoln. Currently, I am reading a fictional series called the Wheel Of Time. My sons got me hooked on it. Each book is about 800-1,000 pages and there are 14 in the series.
What’s the biggest goal you are working on now?
Finishing the renovations and interior decorating we started on our home 14 months ago.
What upcoming Newcomers’ event are you looking forward to attending?
The Sweetheart Soirée on 2/8/14 and the Progressive Dinner in May are high on my list. My husband, Ken, has particularly enjoyed the Couples Events. It gives him an opportunity to meet other people as well.