So you want to know more about me? Oy vay it’s hard to talk about yourself! Have you ever tried to write a bio that really encapsulates your personality and your mad skillz? Definitely is not easy, but I’m going to give it a shot. Here goes…
I was born very young.
I have a complicated family with my parents divorced when I was under 5 years old. I have half siblings and a step brother as a result. I’ve got a bonus mom, step-grandparents, and lots of extended family. It gets a bit hairy when I try to describe my family tree, but it’s mine and I love them all!
I moved around a lot as a kid being taken care of by grandparents, moving from Indiana to Ohio and all around. Somehow I managed to adapt and make new friends each time. I was a theater geek, avid reader, and early adopter of computers. Thanks to my dad’s Commodore 64, I had a great time writing short programs and games. I took dance, oil painting, and ceramic classes. I dabbled in a lot of things and still do.
College led me to a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and eventually a career as a Traffic Engineer. It’s a job that challenges me and has taught me many things. There aren’t many computer programs that stump me longer than a few hours… I know computer drafting with AutoCAD and Microstation. I rock with Microsoft Word, Access, Publisher, and Excel. Recently I have become pretty adept at many aspects of online and on-demand publishing. I have now edited and published 46 issues of the magazine, Going In-Depth, with my business partners at The In-Depth Genealogist. I’ve used Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Publisher to create the magazines and books we have published. In 2015, I served in the role of associate editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM magazine. Currently I am Newsletter Editor for the Indiana Genealogical Society. In case you haven’t guessed… I like to be BUSY!
In my free time I spend a lot of time hanging with my hubby, two corgis, two cats, and two fish tanks. It’s a bit of a zoo at my house, but I love ’em! I have many hobbies that occupy my time: genealogy, reading, embroidery, painting, photography, and gardening. I love Big Bang Theory and even have a Mini Cooper named Sheldon. I love Legos. The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite movie and I have a growing collection of figures. I love Doctor Who. If you’d like to get to know me feel free to find me on your favorite social media platform!