How long have you been playing golf and what made you want to play on the men’s golf team in high school? What was that experience like?
My parents sent me to a Nike golf camp in fourth grade and every year thereafter. I was raised in a very athletic family and golf seemed like the perfect sport to open doors. My dad thought it would be a great way to get into colleges and for my career. It was gratifying and satisfying but not always pleasant or positive. I had a very successful season, 11-1, but it is very clear that boys like girls who play sports but do not like or deal well with losing to a girl. Girls golf has grown tremendously and there is now enough interest, even at the HS level, to support a girls golf team. I think that might have been more fun.
You are an equipment consultant. How did you get into that?
I always knew that I wanted to get into the medical field after growing up in a family of doctors, pharmacists and nurses, however, I could not stand the sight of blood. The day before graduation my friend asked me if I would be interested in medical sales and I jumped at the opportunity. I have now been with Beckman Coulter for almost four years and I love it. Beckman Coulter is a large company that manufactures medical laboratory testing equipment. I provide laboratory equipment solutions for hospital based medical laboratories and major free-standing laboratory facilities in the Baltimore-DC-Virginia corridor.
You’re an aunt. What are your favorite activities to do with your nieces and nephews?
I have 4 nieces and nephews that range in age from 6 years to 10 days. Every visit is a new experience and adventure. We do arts and crafts, play dominoes and “Old Maid,” sing songs, play soccer, and just sit and talk. I am learning all the time.
You live in Arlington. What are your favorite spots?
I moved to Arlington about 2 years ago and I absolutely love it! There are so many things to do, places to go
and I am always finding new favorite restaurants. In the summer time you will find me at Whitlows Rooftop or at Georgetown waterfront, and on a typical weekend I like to go to Spyder Kellys for some pop-a-shot and firefly ice tea. I also really enjoy sushi, and my favorite spot is Endo Sushi.
What are your plans for the holidays?
I will probably not go home for Chanukah this year, but we intend to expand on a tradition that my Mom began when my older siblings went off to college. My Mom mails each of us 8 gifts, and every night we all connect on a conference call while we open our presents together. This year, with all the grandchildren, we will do it on FaceTime. It will be incredible.