I am a cheerful, optimistic person who enjoys ham radio, acrylic painting, family history, antique hunting, and SKYWARN. I love to visit historic homes and sites as well as art galleries and museums. I always look forward to picking up a good book, whether it's a novel or something on history, weather, or church doctrine. Some of my favorite movies include Star Trek, Indiana Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Fiddler on the Roof. A North Carolina native, I graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Psychology and from North Carolina State University with a Masters in Education. I am retired and have one wonderful adult daughter.