I was born in Québec, Canada and grew up in a small French-Canadian town in the Laurentides, northwest of Montréal. My family and church life, as well as schooling were all in French. Interestingly, to this day, I still pray and count in French. Shortly after arriving in the United States in 1974, I was stationed with the Canadian Consulate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1980, I became a naturalized citizen, logistically a Minnesotan. My career involved working with international executives, and I specialized in Administration, Facility and Office Management, as well as Human Resources. Fluent in French and English, my continuing career path led to companies such as Honeywell and Mall of America. I was part of the original team involved in opening “Mall of America.” My husband, Brad, and I moved to Sun City in 2014 escaping a record-setting cold winter in Minnesota. Our interests include golf, music, reading and auto racing.