Q: When/Why did you move to Hawaii?
A: I moved to Hawaii in 2008, when I was 17 years old. The same day that I walked with my high school graduating class, I also boarded a plane to move to here! I didn’t want to wait through the summer like most high school grads do, so I enrolled in the very first summer semester that my University offered and I started classes a week after I landed on island. So, basically put, the reason as to why I moved to Hawaii is because it’s where I wanted to live and go to college.
Q: What college degree do you have?
A: My first degree and time in college, I majored in Political Science/Pre-Law (Legal Studies). I then started my career in the law field a week after I graduated, as a Civil Litigations Paralegal. That was all before I got married. Then after I got married, had my first baby, and decided to leave the legal world behind me, I went back to college and earned a second degree – a Bachelors in Health & Wellness.
Q: How old are you?
Q: What is your ethnicity?
A: I actually had a DNA test done last year (bc my dad was adopted) and it broke down the intricacies of my complex ethnic origins, which include: Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Israel, Russia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Armenia, Iran, Turkey (a few others but just extremely small percentages). My kids are 50% Colombian – and then 50% allll of that above, lol.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: The Midwest (US), in Chicago, IL.
Q: How did you meet your husband / When did you get married?
A: I met my husband through a roommate. We became almost instant best friends, and the rest is history ;) – just kidding… the short story is that we got legally married in 2012, just the two of us, at a tiny little Hawaiian courthouse and no one else in the world knew! Sounds crazy, but totally wasn’t, I promise it was beyond romantic being just us. We then had our formal wedding ceremony with both of our extended families and friends over a year later in Miami, Florida.
Q: How did you become interested in the world of Health and Wellness?
A: Once I was officially diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, my life perspectives shifted. Make sure to read the letter that I wrote and is posted on my ABOUT PAGE, as it goes deeper in to my health story there.
Now as for all of the questions that I receive in regards to favorite items or just general product recommendations as well as meal plans or ideas and recipes that I cook for myself and my family, +all the other Hawaii-related questions, please stay-tuned, as I will be publishing articles frequently sharing the most up-to-date information pertaining to the answers to all of those questions!