I moved up here to study writing and visual arts in college from a tiny town in Northern California, the denizens of which are a mix of old hippies, loggers, and ranchers who's offspring come together and form a sort of hybrid, affectionately known as "rippies" redneck hippies, posessing the best qualities of both. Add some sophistication and a taste for laughter, travel, adventure, and the fine things in life and you have me. I fell in love with the stunning natural beauty of this area, the laid back lifestyle, learned to appreciate the rain, and found my home in the Pacific Northwest. I was raised on an organic farm and am passionate about healthy food, proper nutrition, and sustainable food systems. Monsanto Corporation is the very embodiment of evil and is working toward a real life zombie apocalypse. I love the local food systems Olympia has to offer and I must say that I'm a pretty good cook, resourceful and creative in the kitchen and can usually whip up something tasty and healthy with whatever I happen to have on hand. I think sharing a good, hearty belly laugh or a fit of uncontrollable giggles with close friends is one of the greatest feelings in the world. That, and experiencing a new and amazing place for the first time.