What do you do at Swanson's? Coordinator for seminars and workshops; receptionist and customer service

What was your first plant? An indoor “polka dot plant”

What is your favorite gardening resource (book, website, etc.)? The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide

What is your favorite season? My favorite season is Fall

What is your favorite Seattle-area greenspace/park/garden? I love Golden Gardens

Where in the world would you most like to visit? I would most like to visit my brother’s farm, Hillside Hideaway, in Enosburg, Vermont  where he and his family are make maple syrup.

What is your greatest extravagance? I suppose you could say it was a cruise to Alaska and down the Inside Passage for my 50th birthday. J No more extravagances…

What is your favorite dish?

What is your most marked characteristic? Probably enthusiasm!!!!

Give us a quick gardening tip: When you have a little age on you, work in short spurts and reward yourself with a cool drink of water while inspecting what you have just accomplished!

If you were a beverage, what would you be? Hmm…a cold glass of sparkling cider: apple-pomegranate.