I am a native of Massachusetts, but have lived in Virginia for the past 41 years with my husband Bob. We have two sons, who are both married and live nearby and we are blessed to have 5 grandchildren. Three grandsons ages 18, 15 and 11-we thought we were done until we had two granddaughters who are now four and a half years old. We have a 10 pound miniature dachshund, Oliver. My husband and I love to travel and spend a lot of time in the sun and water (and him on the golf course). We have recently taken up boating! I have done nephrology nursing for the majority of my nursing career and it is my niche. In April of 2021 I changed jobs for the first time in 32 years, and proud to support the industry on the vendor side, working for Gaia Software! I contribute back to the industry by being active in professional organizations such as the Renal Healthcare Association, NTDS, ANNA and NNCC. One thing you might not know about me is that I love to write questions for certification exams.