I was born with an acute case of the Small Town Girls. Growing up in Montana, I was happy to explore as far as I could, even if that just meant hitching a ride to Kmart.

As I got older, I made it a priority to travel much further into the world. I got married in Kenya, I lived in China. My adventures taught me the value of staying flexible and connecting with strangers, learned behaviors that have paid off for me big-time.

These days, I’m living in Brooklyn with my kids, my husband, and my dog. My life has taken some surprising turns in the last few years. For now, traveling isn’t a priority. I’m staying closer to home, experimenting with what I can put into life. I’m working on a bunch of things — one of them is a memoir.