It’s hard to sum up ten years into just a few words when you have experienced so many great things and have been to so many amazing places. I have been to 8 different countries, mostly dancing and singing my way around the world, but some has been for personal travel pleasures too. I lived in Athens, Georgia for several years working at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and as personal babysitter to my older sister in exchange for rent. I’ve driven across country 4 times with my dad listening to John Denver and to the Bible on tape. Very exciting!!! We drove through a blizzard, a lightning storm, a tornado warning zone, sunny sky’s, and a tropical storm from Salt Lake City, Utah to Orlando, Florida in just over 2 days. Probably the most exhilarating 48 hours of my life which involved a lot of praying that we wouldn’t die. With all the traveling I’ve done I did manage to find some time in there to get a Bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Musical Theater.
I did do a little performing at Lagoon for a couple of seasons. Since I mastered a southern accent from living in the south for several years (and yes I did come home with a thick southern accent that many of my family and friends made fun of me for but now no longer exists) I was perfectly casted in a country show that I performed everyday for 5 months. But for many performers out there, performing isn’t always the most ideal career and doesn’t always pay the mortgage depending on where, when and how often you have a job. I started working in the restaurant business when I was 18 years old. I started as a host, then serving, to shift lead at Cracker Barrel. Six years later I went to Lone Star Steakhouse, was trained to become an assistant manager only for them to close right before my promotion; 2 1/2 years of hard work down the drain. Now here I am ten years later from when I first started as just a little hostess, I’m a General manager at a Cafe Zupas in Draper, Utah. As life has flashed before my eyes thinking I would be married with kids, be a stay at home mom by now, but instead I’m a hard working woman with a major career, a lovely home provided by myself and loving life as it comes at me. It’s pretty amazing!