Thank you so much for stopping by my page! Feel free to browse, read, and make comments. Here is some background on me.
I grew up and graduated from a small town in Oklahoma. I started playing flute in the 5th grade. I did guard and drum major throughout high school and loved every minute of it. It was an amazing time! After graduating, I went off to the University of Arkansas. At U of A, I was in the Razorback Marching Band as a colorguard member. I also joined Tau Beta Sigma my freshman year. I ultimately went to the U of A wanting to pursue Music Education, but changed my mind at the end of my first year. I switched to a Criminal Justice major. I lucked out that the university also had a good sociology/criminal justice department.
During my junior year, I decided I wanted to try and join the Navy. After not getting selected during round one, I decided to go round two. There have been many delays in the process, but I am thrilled that my second packet will finally be going in front of another board this coming month. This whole process has taught me that I can be as patient as I want when it comes to things that I want. I graduated this past August and I am currently working on a Master of Public Administration with a National Security Concentration. I am taking trying to find a job one day at a time. While I make more decisions on what the next big step is, I will be working for Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.
I also have a great fascination and love for all things space! I watched the movie “Space Camp” many times as a child. A few years ago, I got the DVD as a Christmas present. Needless to say, it is always next to or in the DVD player. When “Space Camp” is not playing, you would be able to find “Apollo 13″ or “Contact”. I had the wonderful opportunity to get invited to the Space Camp tweetup in Huntsville, AL for the final space shuttle launch, STS-135 or Atlantis. I met an amazing group of individuals while I was there. I have also had opportunities to meet astronauts Mark Kelly, Paolo Nespoli, and Cady Coleman. To hear them speak about there time in space was an amazing experience and would love to hear more astronauts speak in the future. I was also invited to attend a NASA tweetup down at Kennedy Space Center for the launch of GRAIL. The launch was amazing and I am thrilled that both GRAIL A & B are now circling in lunar orbit collecting data. Some people think that I am nuts with all this space stuff, but I love it! I cannot think of any words that really describes it. Just thinking about the possibilities and the awe are amazing to me.
I came up with the name Healthy Spacey Flautist when I was trying to incorporate important things in my life. Thanks for dropping by and do not forget to hit that subscribe button!