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|Location||Commerce Twp., Michigan, United States|
|Introduction||I am an outdoors woman at heart who lives in Commerce Twp., MI., (just outside Detroit). My fascination with birds began at age eleven, when I saw my first Barn Swallow at summer camp on Lake Huron in Lexington, Michigan. Soon thereafter, the camera entered my life and I began documenting my love of birds and nature. Keeping a nature diary has been in my DNA from an early age. My mom wasn't too crazy about me scribbling on the wallpaper in my bedroom. She in turn, gave me a scrapbook to write down my thoughts. I am a Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter, I can be found watching for tornadic weather during severe weather events. I serve on the Oakland Audubon Society Board or Directors. I co-chair the Young Birders Club of the Oakland Audubon Society. I volunteer my time teaching and leading bird walks and talks at various venues. I provide nature photography presentations using the Bird Tales curriculum. I am one of eight kids to my Irish parents. I am married to Bruce, my very supportive husband of 29 years. We have a 24 year old daughter, who will be entering law school in the fall of 2014.|
|Interests||Birding, Butterfly gardening, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, photography, sewing and paper arts. Boating and outdoor sports with my Labrador Retriever. I happen to love the piano. Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter. CTMH Scrapbooking products, Club Scrap kits.|
|Favorite Movies||The Quiet Man, Rooster Cogburn, True Grit, Singing In The Rain, Animal House, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill A Mockingbird, Shawshank Redemption, Twelve O'Clock High, In Harm's Way, Blazing Saddles, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, South Pacific, The Music Man, Spamalot, Wicked.|
|Favorite Music||Rock n Roll, Luciano Pavarotti, Phil Coulter, Motown|
|Favorite Books||Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Sibley Birding Books. Ann Rule, Nicholas Sparks.|
What interested you as a kid? Did it become a lifelong passion? For me, yes, I became interested in birds and photography. Those two things have brought great joy and opened up a world of discovery throughout my life.