Bio: I am a registered nurse, with an MBA and a director of outpatient quality within our local healthcare system. I am a mother of two wonderful children, and a wife to a man I've been with since I was 18 years old. I have trained in and competed in martial arts since the age of 8 years old. I have won the Chicago Golden Gloves and competed successfully in many boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and mma events. I am also from a rural family and have a small hobby farm with dairy goats, chickens, honey bees, and a garden. I pressure can and preserve as much food as we can produce. I hunt, fish, shoot, and generally spend every chance I can outside. Although I have done well for myself in my career, nothing means more to me than my children and the rural style of self sufficient living. It's a legacy that was left to me and one that I feel obligated to pass on to my children. I hope you enjoy reading about my family and our journey as we move through life and try to soak up every moment we can.