I've lived in the same home in Springfield for 31 years and raised my daughter, Mary Kate and son, Greg and my Late Golden Retriever, Callie there as well. As a Military spouse, I was glad to settle down in Northern Virginia, after moving 14 times in the first 16 years of marriage to my Army COL husband. I'll be divorced from him finally by mid-March 2013!
I've always been active in the Springfield community with my children's schools at Hunt Valley Elementary, Washington Irving Middle School and West Springfield High School; as well as Saint Bernadette Catholic Church for 22 years and now Saint Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church for over 6 years. I volunteer there as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass and make Home Visits to the Homebound; and hope to rejoin the Choir next year. I've also been a member of AOWCGWA [Army Wives' Club of the Greater Washington Area] for over 25 years and the Springfield ZIP Code group as well.
I was a Consultant with The Longaberger Company for 16 years, while raising my children and also worked as a Substitute Teacher and Part-time Home Economics teacher at Irving. Most recently [2008-2009] I was employed by Lockheed Martin in support of the TRICARE North Regional Office in Rosslyn, but lost that position due to the current Administration's change in hiring Government Contractors and replacing them with Government Civilians. I've been a member of the FCRC for about eight years and have volunteered in a number of campaigns and at the polls. I'm now the Assistant Chief Election Officer at Sydenstricker Precinct-806 [formerly Hunt Precinct]. I'm also the Springfield District Representative on the FCPS-Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee [FELCAC]. I've recently resigned from my position on the Exective Board of The Northern Virginia Tea Party.com, but am still interested in issues like Sharia Law, Agenda 21 and protecting our Constitution. My son, Greg  lives nearby in West Falls Church and is a great help to me, when he isn't working as an Envirinmental Consultant or going to sporting events ~ GO Patriots!My daughter, Dr. Mary Kate Peters, DDS  is expecting my second grandchild in February 2013 in Austin, TX! So I'll be flying there in March to care for my grandson, John Patrick and meet his Baby sister ~ I can't wait to meet her! I am on the Board of the Republican Women of Clifton and an Associate Member of GMRWC.