I moved to Denver when I was 8 years old from Los Angeles. I like to say I’m 90% Native.
What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?
It sounds cliché’ but the outdoors. I have literally skied and golfed in the same day. Where else can you do that?
What Was Your First Job?
Kentucky Fried Chicken at age 14, which they now so healthily refer to as KFC. I also sold Girl Scout cookies and babysat for the neighborhood.
Golf, Peloton, biking, biking, concerts, live music, TRAVEL, live theater.
Describe Yourself In 5 Words:
Innovative, Creative, Determined, FUN, And Compassionate.
Favorite Colorado Past-time:
Mountain Golf, the balls go so much further!
Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:
Anywhere there is good people watching! I love the bar at Izakya Den.
One Unusual Thing About You:
I am in an Adult Rock Choir and I have sung at Red Rocks! Oh, and I am getting married to the man of my dreams on June 15th. And your all invited!
In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?
I am a volunteer at Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado, a Denver nonprofit empowering teen mothers and their children to be productive members of the community. I get to hold babies while these amazing women get an education.
Who Inspires You?
Brave people. People who are vulnerable and still tell their truth.
What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?
Well that, of course, would have to be my son, which I am sure most people say, and they should. Raising a child in this world can be challenging. I have one son. He and I have been a team for a very long time. He went to the Denver School of Arts and then on to Juilliard School in NYC. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his husband and they are living their dreams in TV, movies, and photography. He is also, and most importantly, a good human. That makes me very proud.
How Do You Define Success?
I think success is very personal. I come from a very hard-working family. My father was a tailor for the airlines and my mom was our school nurse, so with 5 kids, money was tight. But they put us through the best schools and we were in every sport possible. We never went without. Our parents were our coaches and our leaders. They spent late nights working on pine wood derby cars and helping with homework. They taught us to stand on our own two feet, push yourself and take care of others. I think I have accomplished that.
What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?
A Psychiatrist or Psychologist…or a Rock-n-Roll star!
If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?
Playing the guitar or piano. Or I would learn to speak French or Spanish. I guess I have a few.
What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?
Traveled to Europe by myself. It was the most liberating and exciting thing ever!
If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?
Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild. She’s a bad ass regardless of her losses and can put everything into words that I struggle with. Ruth Bader Ginsberg – no explanation needed. And my best friend, Brenda, who passed away suddenly 3 years ago. She made everything better.
What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?
Pretty simple. Chinese food and lots of Christmas Movies on Christmas Eve. Love Actually, Family Stone, Christmas Vacation, etc…with my family dressed in their “warm and fuzzy’s” (Pajamas).
What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?
Well it’s not really a concert, but when your son is on Broadway and your front and center watching him up there living his dreams – well that is something that lives with you forever.
If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?
Ohhhh this is a great question! I love so many books, TV shows, and movies! But I think I would have to say the Wizard of Oz. It’s an adventurous, groundbreaking, and magical. But mostly because in the end Dorothy realizes what matters most is home and loved ones.