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SPAWAR’s Sailor of the Year

I am completely humbled and honored to be SPAWAR Reserve Program’s Sailor of the Year (SOY)!  This was a multiple day, tough competition where I competed with SPAWAR’s finest.  I learned so much from the other finalists and know they will go on to be incredible leaders in the US Navy Reserves.  I want to thank … Continue reading

Some Thoughts for the Morning

I feel like my life is in a constant state of change.  Much of that likely has to do with how quickly time passes and the constant flood of ideas and activities that take place in my life.  I love it.  There is a lot of sacrifice involved and many long days working multiple projects.  … Continue reading

A Month of Business, Traveling, and Charity

August was crazy (and yes, I have slacked on blogging yet again). Preparing for the launch of the new business has been overshadowing all of our other activities.  Bon Appetreat now has a selection of granola, trail mixes, chicken and beef jerky, and crackers.  However, I’m mostly excited about the new kid’s line of healthy … Continue reading

A New Business Emerges

It’s been over a week since I posted last.  Aside from a trip to visit my boyfriend’s family in West Virginia, we have been in the process of developing and launching a new business. We’re excited! I was running the North Stafford Farmers Market a couple weeks ago and brain storming vending ideas with my … Continue reading

Empowerment for my Profession and Spirit

I had a lot of meetings this week.  It was a broad scale of meetings, which included TV production, real estate, and even our region’s transportation.  However, the most impactful day for me was on Tuesday, when I had two meetings that made me feel empowered in a number of different ways. The first was a meeting … Continue reading

Helping the At-Risk Youth of Stafford Junction

Stafford Junction is an organization that provides activities for youths who are considered at-risk, based on poverty levels or circumstance.  It’s a little-known, but amazing organization that I feel doesn’t receive the recognition that it deserves for its efforts. I’m excited to volunteer to help with the organization’s summer camp over the next few weeks.  … Continue reading

Presenting at the North Stafford Rotary Club

After a local newspaper article was published regarding my being awarded the 2014 Woman of the Year Award, the North Stafford Rotary Club invited me to come speak to its members.  I wasn’t sure what topic I should share with the group, and I debated between the activities with which I’m involved.  The go to … Continue reading

Managing the Farmers Market

My boyfriend and I are lucky enough to be the owners and managers of the North Stafford Farmers Market, which just entered it’s second season of operation.  This season, we were able to hire staff thanks to a Mary Washington Hospital grant that has allowed us to have more family time on the weekends.  However, … Continue reading

Production Coordinating a Mini-Series in Baltimore

I had the opportunity in May to work as the Production Coordinator on the set of a new web mini-series called Pigeon.  It had been a few years since I had done any work in film, so I definitely had to shake off a few cobwebs to get back into the groove of things.  Luckily, the … Continue reading

A Day at the Summer Special Olympics

Last Saturday, my family had the opportunity to spend time with some of the most wonderful people I have ever had the chance to meet. I am a also producer with the Central Virginia Television Network (CVTV), and sometimes conduct interviews for a couple of their shows. I was invited to attend the Summer Special … Continue reading