My husband Alan and I have lived in Houston, Texas since 1987. We have two sons, 26 & 23 years old, and two toy poodles. I am a painter and interior designer, as well as a competitive ballroom dancer. I fundraise and serve on the board of Child Advocates (CASA), am a board member of HAMS, which supports Texas A&M medical students, and am active with Freedom Place; a therapeutic home for girls under 18 that have been trafficked. We are members of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. We have hosted four times, and still maintain a relationship with one of the girls we hosted from Latvia.