1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
Societal impact. What you do can change the course of the world. Be who people need. Be the leader for that cause God assigned you. Be accepting of others meant to join the mission. Be that example of service and kindness. Be authentic. See how the world changes if you just powerfully “BE” all God made you to be and change for the greater good.
2.How would you describe your husband?
Sam is a master of his craft and a stable fuel to my flame; a powerful leader of our household, giving me accepting wings to fly into entrepreneurship and service. Focusing on laughter and adventures with our children, so they prefer experiences over tablets, he has cultivated a strong family culture for us. I am forever grateful to God for making me to be his wife and the mother of his children.
3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
A Wisconsin cabin provided many magical moments for me and planted seeds for the joy I add to my children’s lives; unplugging, waking up early, and adventures outdoors. Serenity was brought instantly by the lake, so I also share that serenity with them and how all the elements can bring peace and aid mental health. So much of what I experienced there as a girl made me the woman and mother I am today.
4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
Active, social, creative, and “The Mom” because I had two jobs. My peers voted me “Most Likely to Be Famous” because they saw me as a future politician (which wasn’t an option to vote for). I accepted people from all walks of life and made them my friends and was always about making things better for them – all of them.
5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
Time slows down when nature surrounds, and God’s Country in Tennessee is where I see my husband most at peace, riding horses with his kids or sitting by a fire with his girl. A cabin in the smoky mountains to continue our family traditions for the generations to come would be the best gift I could ever give to the man of my dreams.