1) Where did you grow up?
I grew up on a farm growing Asian vegetables (bitter melon, winter melon, fuzzy melon, etc ) and fruits (Asian pears/apples) in the San Joaquin valley.
I took up tumbling at College of Sequoias and one of my favorite moves was the running jump to a swan (like in the movie Dirty Dancing). I was also a lion dancer with my martial arts group, and I was the lion head of a double decker lion. I also have an extensive Snoopy collection.
3) How long have you been at MPC, and what’s your favorite experience at MPC?
I think I came to MPC in 1986 and I’ve always enjoyed all the women’s retreats as well as being baptized with 2 of my children on the property before it had a building on it.
4) Favorite vacation story.
25th anniversary was supposed to go with Larry and Boy Scouts to Joshua Tree. Larry got sick so I had to go without him so the boys could go. It rained almost the whole trip, took extra 2 hours to get there, arrived at midnight, copilot got sick on the way up, but God was there and I got to rock climb on the last day…and I loved it. Then it rained all the way home.
I was a dental hygienist and worked mostly in Santa Paula.
I have 4 children. Lauren is a Mechanical Engineer and works at Port Hueneme Department of the Navy, who is married to Brian Gee. Michelle is a Bio-engineer/Mechanical Engineer who also works for the Department of the Navy in San Diego. Erik Bioengineering PHD who started his own company as an Independent Consultant at Point-of-care Molecular Diagnostics. Kianna Structural Engineering working for Agorus, a tech company building homes. Larry, my husband retired from the Electrical Engineering Department of the Navy from Point Mugu in July of 2020 and is now almost finished remodeling the house. I am also blessed to have my mom living with us for the past 14 years.
7) What’s your favorite bible verse/book/or movie?
Matthew 22:37-39 “Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself.”