I am a native of Massachusetts, but have lived in Virginia for the past 39 years with my husband Bob. We have two sons, who are both married and live nearby and we are blessed to have 5 grandchildren. Three grandsons ages 17, 13 and 9-we thought we were done until we had two granddaughters who are now two and a half years old. We have a loving and kind 130lb Bernese Mountain Dog: Bernie as the boys named him and to keep him company we have a 10 pound miniature dachshund, Oliver. My husband and I love to travel and spend a lot of time in the sun and water (and him on the golf course). I have done nephrology nursing for the majority of my nursing career and it is my niche. I contribute back to the industry by being active in professional organizations such as the NRAA, NTDS, ANNA and NNCC. One thing you might not know about me is that I love to write questions for certification exams.