"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."
- Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
-John F. Kennedy
PS: Check out this interview I did on New Hampshire Policies & Procedures with Host Cindy Rosenwald
"“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Former First Lady
“When they give it to the rich, they call it a subsidy; when they give it to the poor, they call it a handout.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Leader
“Over the past four years, a lot of people have asked me, "When others are going so low, does going high still really work?" My answer: going high is the only thing that works, because when we go low, when we use those same tactics of degrading and dehumanizing others, we just become part of the ugly noise that's drowning out everything else. We degrade ourselves. We degrade the very causes for which we fight.”
- Michelle Obama
Former First Lady
“I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.”
- Dee Dee Myers
Former White House Press Secretary
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children...
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Are you from Nashua?
I grew up in Nashua and went to New Searles school, then did my freshman year at Fairgrounds before my family moved to Merrimack. My sister and I went to Mastricola Middle School and then onto Merrimack High where I graduated with honors, while my brother attended Bishop Guertin. We were all encouraged to go onto college and with the education we received pursued that opportunity successfully. I received a BA in Commercial Art at Notre Dame College in Manchester.
Did you always live in NH?
Soon after I graduated from college I found myself wanting to fly the coop, (I was still living with my folks). I moved to Boston and got an apartment with a friend I graduated from high school with and started taking classes at Mass Art. I soon met my future husband, got married, had my two children, bought a house with a picket fence and got a dog. I was fortunate that I could stay home and raise my kids - and I loved every minute of it!
What made you come back to Nashua?
After 27 years of traveling back and forth to visit and assist my grandmother who lived till the bright old age of 97 years, swinging two households was not an option for a self employed, single girl. I also wasn’t willing to sell a family home that held many happy memories of my family (Dad, Mom and younger Sister) that have long since passed early on in their lives. Plus my BFF (best friend forever) lives close by and with my grandmother gone I really needed that feeling of HOME that Nashua has for me. It’s going on five years now and I'm excited to give back to the community I grew up in!
Are you still self-employed?
I’ve been self employed since 2004, beginning my career as a co-owner of a successful Yoga and Mixed Martial Arts studio. This sparked my passion as an entrepreneur and small business owner. I went on to inspire fitness enthusiasts with my award winning year round outdoor bootcamp for over a decade. Since Covid hit, I had to adapt and work remotely sharing my unique set of skills in business and in life. I have been very blessed over the years with a diverse and loyal client base that has sought me out to assist them in improving their quality of life. I most recently became a NH and MA Realtor and work from home consulting in business & life strategies.
Why are you running for State Representative?
Honest answer, I was asked by volunteers from the Democratic Party last minute. I was surprised and thought there would be other people out there better qualified that would step up. I do not consider myself a politician and this is one arena like most of us, that I have been on the sidelines criticizing both parties for empty promises. So I thought about it kinda like Reese Witherspoon in the movie "Legally Blonde" when she decided to go to Harvard and said to myself. “It’s time! No more on the sidelines. It’s time to dive into the deep end!!” 😉
And a deep end it is! There are currently some very polarizing issues like gun safety and women’s health that need our support and attention. Issues that unchecked are going to cause much harm in the long term to the good people of Nashua, of our State and of our Country. My hope is to close the gap between party lines and come up with solutions that serve the people of the Granite State in the best possible way by eliminating what is not working and refine what is and has been.
It’s been far too long since public representatives collaborated, instead they fight, creating more predicaments, chaos and distrust. It's time to strive for higher ideals that create prosperous communities and opportunities that benefit all people regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation.
So here I am, ready to serve as your voice in Concord. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares. Vote for me in November, I will do my best to serve all the residents of NH.
Thank you for your support!