I am a dog person and have been all my life. I have two golden retrievers that I rescued. My "boys" - Shelby and Rudy are 12 and 10 years old. Shelby is blond;Rudy is red and the alpha. They are truly a blessing. In addition to being a dog lover, being a Christian is important to me. It's my bedrock - what keeps me sane in this sometimes insane world. I also LOVE NPR-style radio and journalism. I got into teaching because I want to empower the next generation of journalists to be the best and understand their awesome responsibility.