What inspires you? I am inspired by observing the physically challenged navigate the world; observing their resilience, energy and grit empowers me to forge through whatever comes my way.

When I’m not at my day job, I can be found in my kitchen concocting a new recipe or perfecting a favorite one.

Likes: Strong coffee, dark chocolate, Boxers (the dog breed), and walking the New England Coast with my SLR.

Dislikes: Subway cars with non-functioning air conditioning, long check-out lines at Fairway, mornings when the hot water runs out and searching for quarters on laundry day.

What’s your favorite city? New York City. I feel privileged to have been born, raised and educated here. Like a little kid seeing something for the first time, I still press my nose against the window when flying over Manhattan en route to LaGuardia.