What’s Your History?

I moved around a lot growing up, but as soon as I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I knew I was home! I’ve lived here off and on for about 14 years now, and no matter where I go, I know I have to come back. I love living close to the amenities of the city, but also so close to an abundance of natural beauty. I am currently studying to become an archaeologist. If I could work outside every day for the rest of my life, I would!

 

Tell us about your dogs. 

I have two sweet, goofy hound mixes, Cyrus and Mara. Cyrus is 8 and enjoys untying ropes and burying the evidence. He is at his happiest bathing in the sun on the patio. Mara is 3 and keeps a collection of pet rocks in the backyard. She picks them up everywhere she goes and proudly carries them around. They both love wrestling and swimming in the Washougal river. Our favorite place to walk is along the Cape Horn Loop.

What is your favorite thing about walking dogs?

The best part of any walk is when your dog looks up at you with big, happy eyes and nudges your hand, as if to say “Thank you!” It melts my heart every time.

 

What experience do you have working with dogs and other animals?

I always had dogs and cats growing up, and I’ve raised chickens, rats, and rabbits, as well! I’m so thankful to be surrounded by animals in both my personal and professional life.

 

For fun I enjoy…

Reading, hiking, trying new recipes, doing the NYTimes crossword, and of course, spending time with my dogs!

 

If you had to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Kaisen donburi, hands down! I love sashimi. It is so fresh and delicious, and good for you, too!

 

What is one hope or dream you have for your future?

My biggest goal right now is finishing my degree debt-free! 2 years down, and 2 to go — so far, so good!

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