I grew up in Portland, Texas. I’m a proud graduate of East Cliff Elementary (where this photo was taken) and Gregory-Portland High School. Go Wildcats! I’ve also lived in San Marcos, Austin, and Corpus Christi, Texas (my heart will always be in Texas); Gambier, Ohio (brrrr!); and Decatur, Georgia.
My husband is an economist and the chair of the Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs Department at Southern Miss (Ward Sayre), my daughter is a freshman in college, and my son is a sophomore at Hattiesburg High School.
I like to run, knit, watch movies, walk my dogs (Sara and Bennie), and scratch the heads of my cats (Lex and Rami).
Our animal friends keep us very busy. All of them come from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter, so who really knows “what they are.” As best we know, though, Bennie is a terrier mix and Sara is a cockapoo. The kittens are just a mess–brothers and friends.