I was born in Knoxville and went to school for grades 1-12 at Bearden. Sam Venable’s mother was my kindergarten teacher. I left to go to college and graduate school, living in North Carolina, Boston, and Iowa, before returning to Knoxville in 1984. I have been working as a physical therapist here since then. I live with my husband, one dog, and one cat. We have 2 grown daughters. My dad and siblings all live in Knoxville. Everyone moved away and then came back. I just love the mountains and the lakes and the people.