Current Rock of Residence:

Mahe, Seychelles

Island Girl Since:

2016

Originally Hails From:

Cologne, Minnesota, USA

This small town Minnesota girl was deemed crazy by friends and family when she left a great career, sold her home, and moved with no plan to San Diego, California. Five years later she repeated the adventure, only this time she traveled halfway around the world to a place she had never been with only three suitcases of belongings to her name.

Sometimes things just feel right and she knew this journey was meant for her. Within two months, she had met the love of her life at age 43 in a country of only 90,000 people! A few months later, she was signed on to film House Hunters International. Now, two years later, she is a blissful newlywed living the no frills island life and loving it. Sometimes she feels like she is being punked, as her worlds could not be more opposite, however she enjoys learning from a new perspective. A great sense of humor and adventure keep her laughing and wanting more!

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