You Gotta Start Somewhere

I’m starting today. After releasing my book, Flight Lessons: Navigating Through Life’s Turbulence and Learning to Fly High, I have been caught up in a whirlwind of activities – speaking engagements, webinars, and glorious book signings where I have been reconnecting with old friends and connecting with new ones. Coupled with some challenges on the home front […]


Today is an auspicious day for me – 2.22.22 because today my book officially releases!! One thing I always want to know is why an author writes a book so today I’ll share an excerpt with you: Why I tell my story I know what it’s like to walk into a room where I seemingly […]

Kick Off

Kick Off! You know the feeling of awaiting start of the football game. Fans are jostling with anticipation, the seats are humming … the coin has been tossed, the players line up and then … kick off!!! The game begins. Yesterday we kicked off our second semester at Vanderbilt. Amidst the anxiousness of Omicron and […]

Will you be my mentor?

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey I love quotes and I love mentors. Putting the two together just makes me smile.  Mentors have helped me get to where I am today, and my hope is that my mentoring has helped others get to where they are […]

Polar Express

Seeing is believing.  One of my favorite holiday movies is The Polar Express. I watched it many, many times when my children were younger and honestly, I still watch it every year at Christmas. In this magical adventure of the night before Christmas, the central character Chris, better known as Hero Boy, is on a […]


Several years ago, my life was in the midst of a major transition. I was in a hard place. With my naval career behind me, I was searching to find my life’s next chapter. While I was doing some consulting in the aerospace sector, it didn’t seem to fill me up. As a means to […]

STEM 4 Girls

I’ve written about it before and I’ll write about it again, the U.S. needs more STEM graduates to power our future.   And women can do the powering.  Women receive about 60% of all undergraduate degrees in the U.S.; however, that is not the story when it comes to STEM degrees. A large gender gap […]