I was born in Newport News, VA but moved to Lakeland, FL (in between Tampa and Orlando) before I turned one years old. I enjoy visiting family in VA every chance I get.Â Â Growing up inÂ FL was a lot ofÂ fun.Â I moved to Tennessee for three years during high school andÂ graduated from Franklin High School.Â I moved back to Lakeland right after graduating High School because I missed my friends and family, the warm weather, beaches, smelling the orange blossoms and going to the theme parks. Some of my most favorite childhood memories are playing in the orange groves, running around the neighbor to visit with friends and going to Disney World. Tinkerbell has been one of my favorite characters for as long as I can remember. Though, I moved back to the Nashville area in 1995, I still try to visit central Florida every year or two to visit family and spend a day or two at a water park or a beach and Disney or Universal Studios. Â <br /> Â <br /> I have three daughters; twins and another girl who is about a year younger than the twins. Â I like to joke that they are my pair and my spare. Though my youngest daughter doesnâ€™t find the joke as humorous as I do, and I guess rightfully so. They are all precious; one of twins is in college, one is a retail store manager (about to get married), and the youngest is about to give birth to my first grandchild. Itâ€™s a boy!! Â I have a serious boyfriend of three years who also shares my love of warm weather, beaches and traveling. He has blessed me with two trips to Hawaii which were absolutely amazing. My gallery here is of pictures from the different places he has taken me. Iâ€™ve been really bad about not getting pictures up, but my daughters and my house have been demanding a lot of my time (and money).<br /> Â <br /> I have worked with the owner of Bondware, Inc, Tim Choate, since I moved back to TN. My career started at EdgeNet which was a local Internet Service Provider for Middle TN in â€™95, and created the Bondware software in the late 90s. Iâ€™ve been with Bondware since the company became autonomous on Jan 1, 2001, and Iâ€™ve been a part of Renderosity since 2000.Â I used the knowledge and experience I have obtained from serving in several different positions at EdgeNet, Bondware and Renderosity to help me manage the day to day operations of our Blacksmith3D software and the RPublishing content. I enjoy working in the office and online with a great group of talented people. I am constantly amazed by the beautiful artwork that members display on our site. I love the synergistic feel of our community, and enjoy learning something new every day.