I'm a New Jersey native with Midwestern roots, and they show up in the things I value - family, friends, forthrightness, and helping others. I am a teacher, coach, and mentor and am deeply committed to my students. A good Saturday afternoon is a date with my nieces, and I find nothing more freeing than to go for a long run. You don't have to run, but you're ready to get off the couch and tackle life. You know yourself and what works for you and you're willing to share that with me.