10 Questions ...
Profession: Dog-show photographer.
Dog-sport involvement: Breeder, judge, exhibitor – I guess a jack of all things dog!
Hometown: Originally from Ozone Park, Queens, now living in Madisonville, Louisiana.
Astrological sign: Libra
1. Do you have any dog-show superstitions?
Don’t ever, ever wear red! Blue is powerful! Before you know it, everyone will be showing in blue!
2. TV-show guilty pleasure?
Anything dealing with serial killers. I love the physiological aspect of it.
3. If you were president of AKC for one day, what would you do?
I would go back to the original core of what the AKC stands for, the support of standard breeders. I understand that at the time of the origin of the AKC times were very different, and to survive as any operating organization, you must strive to exist and flourish, and compromises have to be implemented. I would explore the options to satisfy both factions.
4. Most valued material possession?
My home. I totally enjoy design and creating. Just ask poor Luis, I am constantly remodeling, and if I find a piece of furniture I love but have no room for, I just add another room. Our house is large for just two people.
5. What is something no one would guess about you?
I love painting houses and weeding. I find both very rewarding and relaxing. I can paint a room and get immediate results with a simple color change. I love color, especially on my ceilings. Weeding settles the Rolodex in my brain, which never stops!
6. Who would you compare yourself to?
In the dog world we have so many strong, successful women who have contributed and paved the way not only in the middle of the ring, but in the whelping box. I hope at my core I am a collaboration of those women, both past and present.
7. What are you “famous” for?
I am famous for two things: my French Bulldogs and my cooking. I always say those are the reasons Luis married me!
8. What website do you visit most often?
This is an easy one: AMAZON, of course. Plus they are linked to the Take the Lead organization, so when I shop I say, “I am just making a donation.”
9. What was more memorable, your most satisfying win or disappointing defeat? And what was it?
I try to look at the positive and not the negative. Each accomplishment has been memorable, from winning a first point to winning a national specialty, which I have been blessed to have won.
10. What do you wish someone would ask you?
“How do you hope to be remembered?”