I was born in Nashville. While in elementary school, I lived only a few miles from my future husband, George, but because he went to Donelson Elementary and I went to Stanford, we didn't know each other. My family moved to Shelbyville, TN and a few years later, Bowling Green, KY. I moved back to Nashville in 1971 where I was finally to meet George who lived in the same apartment complex. We were married on June 16, 1973.
I have two passions in life, companion animal welfare and Vanderbilt University athletics. I started
volunteering in the fall of 1999 with the Humane Association of Wilson County, now known as New
Leash on Life. George & I have personally rescued several dogs & multiple cats over the years. We now have 1 dog and 3 cats.
I started going to Vanderbilt basketball games around 1974-75. I think I got my first season ticket in
1976. I've seen the Magic of Memorial many times over. I got my first football season ticket in the 1979-1980 season and have been going ever since. My sister, two nieces and I were named 2012 Football Fans of the Year. You'll find us tailgating across from Vandyville before every home game and often at road games too.
I've always enjoyed photography but I really got interested when George and I started hiking. Now,
with the very nice camera and lens George got me, I love taking pictures of waterfalls, landscapes,
mushrooms, flowers, wildlife and of course dogs and cats. Our enjoyment of hiking and photography has led us to camping so that is quickly becoming my third passion. Our favorite destinations are TN state parks which are gorgeous but maybe soon, we'll even venture out of state!