Educated at: Mount St. Mary's University
Family: Daughter Lillian, 8, and son, Isaac, 4
Job: Finance and Communications Director, United Way of Adams County
Job's reward: Working for the people of Adams County. My heart lies here and always will.
What I hate about my job: I feel frustrated when there are not enough resources for individuals who are truly in need.
Favorite food: Sushi!!!
Pets: 10-year-old Jack Russell named Nina
Hero: Temple Grandin
Hobbies: Hiking nearby State Parks, jewelry making, gardening, gourmet cooking
Pet peeves: I cannot tolerate hypocrisy.
You would like to have witnessed what event in history: Woodstock, 1969
Event that changed your life: When my son was diagnosed with autism.
Your scariest moment: Becoming a mom was the most terrifying and most fantastic moment in my life.
Trait inherited from parents: Open mindedness
Piece of advice that you live by: "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." John Muir
Favorite reading/author: Kate Chopin, "The Awakening"
Favorite spot on earth: Anywhere in the woods
Would like concert tickets to see: Edward Sharpe and the Fantastic Zeros
3 items on your bucket list: Japan, Alaska, France
What would people find surprising about you? I managed an art gallery for seven years
Five minutes with: Dalai Lama
What would make this world a better place? Unconditional love of humanity
How would you like to be remembered? As a compassionate woman and mother
- By Alex J. Hayes, Times Managing Editor