I started college at the University of Washington right after high school. At the end of my first year, I decided to stop taking classes, planning to return to college after a one-year break. That one year turned into 20 years before I went back to school. I graduated with my first college degree at the age of 39. By that time, I had four children and was working full-time.
I have endured some personal tragedies in my life, including the death of a spouse and the death of a child. These tragedies have shaped my focus on what is important in life and my priorities were rearranged. I am writing a book about this transformation called, The Day I Became the Spider Killer. I hope to have it finished and published within a year.