I am a Colorado native raised in the mountain town of Pine (latest population 3,395). I led a charmed childhood filled with showing horses in 4-H, being the youngest, and surviving winters with only a wood-burning stove. At CSU, while earning three credits for showing a hog, I became the 1994 Novice Swine Champion Showman. After college, I moved to Sausalito, California, witnessed the Dot-Bomb, and a year later I moved back to Colorado. I landed on Pearl Street in Capitol Hill, ditched my TV, and learned to live without it. I fell into working in the workers' compensation industry and I had no idea it would lead to my professional calling of project management. In 2004, I got my first passport, went to London, fell in love with the UK, and went again to Scotland in 2011. In 2006, I became a project manager in the technology department of Colorado's assured source of workers' compensation insurance without any prior experience. In 2008, I became a Certified Scrum Master because I loved learning new ways to successfully deliver projects. At the end of 2012, I climbed a Mayan pyramid. In 2015, I took the leap into working for a start-up and I learned all about failure. Today, I am lucky enough to spend my spare time renovating the family cabin in Foxton, CO.