As a native Portlander, I firmly believe in the power of a good cup of coffee and that time spent in nature can solve almost anything. My dog, Pickle, is the love of my life. I read a lot. Most of my spare time is spent riding either my motorcycle or my bicycle, climbing mountains, and playing in my garden. Cooking is one of my favorite past-times and I make a killer margarita. My spirit animal is either a snail or a zebra, it just depends on who you ask.