What is your chief characteristic?
Empathy. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt first, almost to a fault.
Who is your favorite fiction character?
Tyler Durden in “Fight Club.”
Who is your favorite non-fiction character?
Nelson Mandela. I am incredibly inspired by his tenacious spirit that could not be crushed even after being imprisoned for 27 years.
What is the best thing you have ever won?
My business, Escape Wellness Spa, won Best of the Bay and Best of the Coast. I’m like a proud mother.
What did your mother always tell you?
Three main things: “It’s all in the tellin’—a positive perspective creates a quality life,” “Only boring people get bored,” and “Leave places better than you found them.”
What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
When I was in 7th grade, I decided to try to get over stage fright by singing “O Holy Night” a capella for my church. I trembled and cried throughout the performance.
What is your favorite food?
Mediterranean, basically anything with feta cheese.
Which talent would you most like to have?
A photographic memory
What movie do you love to watch repeatedly?
“Good Will Hunting.”
What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
MTV’s “The Real World.”
What is the last book you read?
“The Dark Side of the Light Chasers” by Debbie Ford.
What is your theme song?
It’s a toss-up between “Blackbird” by The Beatles and “Some Days You Gotta Dance” by Dixie Chicks.