I was born and raised in Santa Paula, a small town in California. It is surrounded by orange, lemon, and avocado orchards. I lived there until 1987 when I joined the Navy.
I was in the Navy for four years as a Fire Control Technician working with electronics on Gun Fire Control Systems. I was stationed on the USS Wainwright (CG-28), homeport Charleston, South Carolina.
After the Navy, I went to work for Whittaker Electronic Resources in 1991 as a test technician. Shortly after I started working at Whittaker, I became extremely depressed and ended up in the hospital. Later, I was diagnosed with a Bipolar Disorder.
I then attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California in 1994 and 1995, where I worked toward a degree in Electrical Engineering. I only completed one full term before my health prevented me from continuing.
I then attended Computer Learning Center (CLC) in Los Angeles, California in 1996, were I studied Computer Networking.
I then attended Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia, California from 1998 to 2001 to finish getting my degree. This time I was working toward a degree in Telecommunications Technology. I was doing very well, but the school was very expensive and I had to stop going in the beginning of my junior year because I ran out of money and the G.I. Bill.
I then attended College of the Canyons (COC) in Santa Clarita, California where I began working on the first step of my goal to complete my degree in Electrical Engineering. That goal has been placed on hold for a while.
I moved to Medford, Maine to be as close as I could to my boyfriend without crossing the border into Canada. He lived in Nova Scotia at the time.
After four years of a long distance relationship that has spanned across two countries and survived many fights and other problems, we were married on June 23, 2007. Our love was just too strong to keep us apart.
I immigrated to Canada on August 25, 2008 to be with my husband living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
I moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on July 7, 2011.