I was born a farmer's daughter. My parents had farming on both sides of our families. I have had a remarkable life so far even though there were events and situations that could have held me back. Despite all the chaotic clamor including alcoholic and drug addicted parents and their divorce when I was 5 years old I prevailed. I still had my dreams and still do to this day.
The day I turned 13 on the 4th of July, 1975, I was kidnapped into a prostitution ring where I was starved, chained and drugged. Almost dead when I was rescued, I managed to get my education at a fine women's college in Virginia, experience on Wall Street and paid for a two and a half month backpacking trip to Europe before the age of 23. Today, I have been married 17 years.