I moved to Denver when I was 8 years old from Los Angeles. I like to say I’m 90% Native.
It sounds cliché’ but the outdoors. I have literally skied and golfed in the same day. Where else can you do that?
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.
Innovative, Creative, Determined, FUN, And Compassionate.
Mountain Golf, the balls go so much further!
Anywhere there is good people watching! I love the bar at Izakya Den.
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!
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.
Brave people. People who are vulnerable and still tell their truth.
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.
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.
A Psychiatrist or Psychologist…or a Rock-n-Roll star!
Playing the guitar or piano. Or I would learn to speak French or Spanish. I guess I have a few.
Traveled to Europe by myself. It was the most liberating and exciting thing ever!
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.
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).
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.
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.