Photo by Shannon Richardson

The best advice I ever heard is: Pay careful attention to your own work. Then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

My three most recommended books are: The Purpose-Driven Life, by Rick Warren (for discovering the life you’re meant to live); The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig (for overcoming depression and suicidal thoughts); Everything Sad is Untrue, by Daniel Nayeri (for remembering to be humble and kind).

To me, success means: being mentally, emotionally and financially mature enough to live generously with your time and resources.

People who know me might be surprised that I: was voted most likely to be a millionaire in high school which, just like high school physics, I’m failing miserably.

My biggest pet peeve is: selfish behavior and an arrogant attitude.

Everyone in Amarillo needs to experience: chicken-fried steak from Green Chile Willy’s, fresas con crema (strawberries and cream) from El Paleton, and building a terrarium at Roots Plant Craft.

If I could change any one local thing it would be: having a weekend-long music festival at Cadillac Ranch, complete with vendors, food trucks and camping.

This city is amazing at: supporting local nonprofit organizations.

My favorite place in Amarillo is: at home with my three dogs and husband, but when I’m not home or working I love to catch a live band/artist or go bowling at Eastridge Lanes.

A local organization I love right now: I adore Amarillo Angels! They go above and beyond supporting area foster kids and their host families.