"When kids ask what I do, I tell them that I help families stay safe. Yes, I do take bad guys to jail."
Years you've worked for Hillsboro:
18 years — including 14 years as a School Resource Officer serving the schools that feed Hillsboro High School.
Where have you lived?
I grew up in Southern California, then moved north to Hillsboro in 2000.
How did you come to work in Hillsboro?
I was ready for a change after working for six years in gangs and narcotics for the Los Angeles Police Departmen...
A paid guest post on a Tool for Introverts: The Social Decision Calculator.
As a recovering Type-A personality, I’m a devotee of to-do lists. Do you love crossing items off a to-do list or checking them off as much as me? I have a confession. Sometimes, I write a task down on my list that I’ve completed. This gives me the satisfaction of checking it complete. I know I’m not the only one who does this, right?
I’m going to introduce to you to a different kind of list. Peter Bregman, whom I first learned the concept from, calls it a TO-DON’T list. Michael Hyatt refers t...
Have you ever eaten a meal with someone who couldn’t focus on you because their eyes were glued to their phone? What is the most prolonged period you have gone in the last week without looking at your phone? Do you sleep with your smartphone next to your bed? Can you eat a meal without being interrupted by the addictive ping of a notification? When was the last time you appreciated an experience without documenting it for social media?
As a member of Generation X, I remember the pre-internet ...
I am a woman in my forties with multiple responsibilities as a solopreneur, wife, mother, and daughter. Plus, I add on hormonal changes, which are a whole different type of stress. I don’t know any women my age who aren’t dealing with various kinds of stress. But I know my demographic isn’t the only one with stress.
Have you ever wondered how your stress compares to another person’s? Or what life events scientists have found to cause the most stress?
I answered yes to both. In a search for an...
Original Post Date: March 20, 2019
Are you looking for a place to do homework, prepare for a test, or hold a group study session?
Would you prefer not to go to a friend’s home or the local coffee shop? Do you work in an open office environment and need a distraction-free space to focus on your important project?
We recommend you consider heading to the local library at Brookwood or Shute Park.
Our favorite: Brookwood Library
Brookwood Library offers six study rooms, which you can reserve in a...
It’s OK not to have one true calling.
You are not alone! There is a word (or several) for what you are. You are a multipotentialite. Also known as a scanner, multi-passionate, Jack-of-all-trades, or Renaissance person. Phew….
A friend’s birthday party when I was nine years old changed the trajectory of my life. The party was the week before Christmas in 1981. My friend lived a ten-minute walk away from my home in a small town in Minnesota. I was expecting a fun party with friends, games, cake, ice cream and presents. Instead, a chance encounter at the party became a watershed moment in my life.
If I could go back in time and talk to my 22-year-old self (pictured above), I would encourage her to focus on LEAPS. Learn. Experience. Ahhh. People. Simplicity.