I’m a Michigander by birth but a Washingtonian in my heart. My greatest inspiration is my grandmother. One of my most favorite activities is grocery shopping (biking is a close second). I grew up eating fresh veggies from the garden behind my grandmother’s garage and applesauce made from her trees. On school breaks, I served as my granny’s co-pilot while she delivered Meals on Wheels. Now, in addition to a love for cooking with great ingredients, I’m passionate about helping others access healthy food. By day, I’m a civil servant engaged in important, secret activities. By night, I stop pretending to be serious and trade slacks for yoga pants and gardening catalogs.