Where were you born? Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. My parents still live in the house I grew up in.

What brought you to this area? Or kept you here?

I moved to Lima about a year ago with my fiancé. He grew up here and has family in the area.

What is your occupation?

I am a chef at the Inn at Ohio Northern.

Why do you love what you do?

I love cooking because it is an experience you can share with anyone, regardless of their culture, religion or language they speak.

What is your favorite thing about this community?

This community is built on wonderful people. The residents here are truly invested in their neighborhoods.

What are you involved in within the community?

I’m still learning the area, but love to participate in area charity events and 5K races.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, playing golf, crafting, and traveling.