As an adult I still hold dear to my heart when I say, I am going to do something, I do it even if if takes extra hard work. Though I grew up in Leimert Park my ties to Culver City are long and strong. More than 40 years ago, when I was a 9 year old kid my parents felt I needed an activity that would, in my guess, keep me out of trouble. But of course, I was told it was just to keep me active, in physical shape and give me a balance in life. I didn’t understand it then, but I do now. Our kids are our future! The sport was competitive figure skating and my home rink was Culver Ice Arena (now Harbor Freight, go figure) and the club, All Year FSC. My schedule was at least 4x per week waking up at 4:30am to practice my school figures from 5:30-6:45, then from 7-8am free style practice/lessons. After then, off to school to Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles (Overland Ave) from 8:30 til 3pm and of course that wasn’t enough for a young athlete, then 2x per week we would be at the rink again for evening practice. This continued until I was 18 years old when it was time for college (Pepperdine University, Malibu). Looking back, I have to say I am fortunate to have parents so committed to my development into a productive member of society. Figure skating taught me early on that I can not take anything for granted, hard work and dedication complement each other in whatever I set out to do. At times failure is a humbling reality, but this will never deter me in working hard for what I believe in. I believe in Culver City and I know if you give me a change, I will be a councilperson that listens to all sides of any issue presented.

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