I'm a culture vulture and devour art, music, history and more in my backyard and around the world. I laugh as much as possible and cry when my sentimentality gets the best of me. I am fiercely loyal to my family, my friends and my community. I believe strongly in recognizing and remembering our veterans. I am desperate to help make my hometown a more dynamic, inclusive and innovative place and I tend to get really frustrated by negativity. I play in a band and my fiddle feels like an extension of me. My happy place is anywhere in Italy and the first time I set foot on Italian soil I felt truly at home. I love to write and would love to make a living from it one of these days. Until then, I'll fight the good fight as a bureaucrat, until I can't stand it anymore.