Hometown? – Astoria Oregon

How did you learn about Montessori? – I was working in a public preschool and my friend was taking the training in Portland and I sat in a classroom with her while she did her student teaching and I completely fell in love!

Where did you take your training? – Montessori Northwest AMI training, Portland, Oregon with Ginni Sackett 

Any other degrees, schooling, or training of note? – I studied drawing and color theory in junior college

What do you love about Montessori? – I love the Independence and love of learning the prepared environment provides to every child no matter their financial, ethnic, or social background.

3 things you can’t live without? – Family, food, and friends. Cheesy, but true! 

Most favorite trip you’ve taken? – I went to British Columbia with my husband a few years ago and we road-tripped down the highways from Kalona to Penticton when the trees were changing colors. We went on winery tours and met a lot of amazing people.  It has been my favorite trip thus far!

Favorite local treat/place? – Essence Bakery Cafe – I’ve never eaten more delicious pastry than from here; Pizzeria Bianco – best pizza I’ve ever had; Saigon Kitchen -best everything! I will eat everything they make!