I was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. My mom, dad, sister and I (and our dog) spent our summer vacations each year travelling around the U.S. visiting almost every state and camping along the way at different state parks. I think that is where I got my love for adventure and the outdoors. Saying goodbye to all the years of shoveling snow, I eagerly moved to Florida to attended college in beautiful Pensacola. I've lived in Florida ever since, but continue a good relationship with my family up in Minnesota. I've spent the past 5 years as a graphic designer with Teen Missions. I have also had the opportunity to visit many countries around the world. I am currently looking into getting some kind of medical degree to improve my knowledge to be a better help to those in need around the world. Other jobs I've enjoyed include lifeguard, swim instructor, ski instructor, and working with mentally disabled adults in a group home situation. I very much love being single and having so much independance, but also have the desire to settle down and find that special someone who will be in my life forever. I look forward to having a family someday and I look forward to all the challenges and joys that will bring to my life.