Age: 36

Lives: Gettysburg

From: Gettysburg

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

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