Family: Husband, Anthony; daughter, Tasha, 10; and son, Joshua, 12.
City of residence: Yuba City
Occupation: Pet care manager at PetSmart
Hobbies, interests: Read a lot, and taking care of my fish tank
Where do you get your news? TV or the Appeal-Democrat
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? I was born here, moved to North Dakota; then back here; then to Oregon and then back to Yuba-Sutter
What keeps you in the Yuba-Sutter area? Family
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? Brian McKnight at an airport in Portland, Ore.
If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for? For my kids to be happy and healthy.
Favorite musical group: Gerald Levert
Favorite television show: Extreme Home Makeovers
Favorite sports team: Raiders
Who do you most admire and why? My mom, because she has been through so much in her life and she is strong and courageous, and she is always willing to give more.
Tell us about a life-changing experience: When I met my husband, he brought so much joy to me that I never thought that I could experience before.
Favorite quote: "Today is your gift, that is why it is your present."
What was your first job? Baby-sitting
What kind of pets do you have? I have two cats and seven fish
What was your least/most favorite subject in school? Loved math and English, didn't like creative writing.
What are your favorite places to go in the area? I like to go to Old Sacramento and the malls, they are great.
Do you belong to any clubs or organizations in the community? Church of the Nazarene
What are your favorite foods? Seafood - crab, lobster
If you were in charge, what would you change about the community? Give the schools a bigger budget, because the teachers need the help, because they are the ones that are teaching our children of the future.