I grew up primarily in Wisconsin, where I also attended college. I took the opportunity to transfer to Arizona in 2009 to enjoy the valley of the sun. I am married and have three children and one grandchild. My interests include tennis, golf, jeep off-road photography, RV travel, and cooking. I enjoy time with family and friends.
Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona and the nation's 38th-largest city. The City provides the advantages of a thriving metropolis while maintaining the feel of a suburban environment.
With dynamic recreational, educational and business environments, Mesa enjoys the best in a variety of amenities including parks within easy walking distance from home, a variety of sports facilities that cater to athletes young and old, highly rated golf courses for every skill level, a diversity of special events and community festivals, and Mesa's ever-popular Chicago Cubs Spring Training baseball.
Business innovation, through the development of commercial products, processes and services, stimulates international competitiveness and economic growth. That’s why Gilbert, Arizona, is strongly committed to the principles of business collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. These principles serve as the economic drivers to which the young, affluent community located within the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area owes its beginnings.
Incorporated July 6, 1920, as a rail siding for the Arizona Eastern Railway, Gilbert was established on the property of William “Bobby” Gilbert. An agreement between landowner Gilbert and Frank Murphy produced the Phoenix and Eastern Railroad Company, Gilbert spur line and Gilbert Depot, creating the foundation for what is recognized today as the fourth* fastest growing community in the nation.
Queen Creek is one of the best-kept secrets in Arizona. Exceptional climate (with 330 days of sunshine annually), natural recreational riches and a relaxed, rural lifestyle combine to fulfill the dreams and visions of those who relocate to one of America's best small towns.
Queen Creek is a family place, where the residents take pride in independence. It's a "first name" community, where a person behind the counter isn't an uncaring stranger, but someone who will know you by name.