Since high school, I've travelled a bit and lived in a few places (including Maui- my favorite!!) before settling in Girdwood, Alaska. I've studied Art, History, and Anthropology, but switched schools and majors alot- and never officially finished my degree. I've been married for 12 years to Guy Wade, who works as a fisheries biologist after 11 years of commercial fishing. Alaska is a breathtaking, beautiful place with long winters and lovely summers. We receive alot of snow in Girdwood (615 inches for the 08/09 season) and there is a ski resort in our town- so we ski, snowboard and snowshoe. The winters sometimes don't seem long enough! Contrary to what most believe, it's warm in the summer here- similar to springtime in Memphis. We live near Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, so we do a little fishing- halibut, salmon, and rockfish. And shrimpin' in the sound-YUM! It's a pretty good, somewhat stress-free life up here..
Party Paul Prather- LOVED him!!! Did anyone else use that nickname for him?
What is the strangest job you've ever had? Tell us about it!
Several friends and I moved to Valdez, Alaska to work in a fish processing plant- on the "slime line". Strangest and worst job I've ever had, but it's the reason why I came to Alaska so it was well worth all of the ickyness.
How did you meet your spouse? How long have you been together?
I was a bartender, he was a commercial fisherman... Fishermen tend to frequent bars in Alaska. He proposed while I was visiting him in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska in the Aleutians. We were married atop Mount Alyeska in Girdwood in 2001.
How many countries have you visited (besides the U.S., of course!).
A few... England, France, Italy, Monaco, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and Canada.