I was born in Fabens, Texas and have lived in both New Mexico and Arizona all my life. I have had so many hobbies and interests that I can't begin to tell you which one I've enjoyed the most. Horses were a great love because they could carry me to the tops of high mountains. I spent 15 years teaching 4H classes where I worked with young children. I was a rockhound, a saddle maker specializing in ladies sidesaddles, a gardener, avid hunter. I always loved photography and got my first camera at 6 yeas old. I love old cemeteries and lone graves and research. I enjoy southwest history. I used to go to reenactments. Well to make the story short, I love life. My parents always told me that a busy mind was a happy mind. Mine has certainly been happy.