What do you like about living in Asheville?
Mountains, people, family. I love being outside, especially with my family. Asheville is close to everything, and we can be in Pisgah or DuPont with little effort. We can finish a day at a brewery and a food truck with the kids, or (rarely) we can get a sitter and my husband and I can go mountain biking together in Bent Creek. I am originally from Rutherfordton, and my parents are still there. Living in Asheville keeps me close to my roots and allows my children to see their grandparents regularly. We feel so lucky to be here.
What was your favorite subject in school?
Math and Biology… but oh how I loved Math!
Do you have a life motto?
The Golden Rule– Treat everyone as you would want to be treated.
What is on your “bucket list”?
Travel with my husband. We would love to go to Iceland or Asia together.
What would your profession be if you weren’t a physician?
Teacher, likely high school.
What music are you listening to now?
Leon Bridges, Bon Iver, Chris Stapleton, Sinatra, Sturgill Simpson – this is the home playlist.
Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Macklemore when I’m on a run. I’m a sucker for that pop music when I’m sweating.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
Pasta, any kind of pasta!
Name one personal goal.
Be the kind of person I would want to be friends with… and find time to do the things I loved before residency and children… climbing, kayaking, travelling and generally being out of doors.