I became an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation in 2015, two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I am passionate about helping people with Parkinson’s adopt a proactive lifestyle to improve their quality of life despite the challenges of living with a chronic illness. I strive to deliver a message of hope from my Parkinson’s platform by encouraging a holistic approach to achieving better physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. My active lifestyle includes walking my dog, gardening, dancing, swimming, and working out at the gym. My husband Scott and I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where we enjoy a regular dose of sun, sand, and surf – good medicine for the heart, body, and mind.