My dad and Clayton Raney, who both taught me as a girl that I could do more than what society thought I could.
2. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
When you feel a deep instinct to do something but pull back because you can't see where it will take you or how you can achieve it, take the next step and see what opens up.
Another way to put this: "follow the thread. Let it lead you."
3. What is an issue that you think women should focus on in 2014?
4. The Queen’s Bench theme for 2014 is "Authentic Communication: Considering the Value of Including Diverse Perspectives”, what does this theme mean to you?
I love the theme. I would read this as an invitation to realize that we each view the world from our own cultural perspectives and we have a lot to gain by really trying to understand what people from diverse backgrounds bring to our relationships and work.
5. What is your favorite movie?
I don't really have one. Last year, my favorite was Gravity, followed closely by Twelve Years a Slave.
6. What is the last book you read for pleasure?
Some cheesy mystery whose title I don't remember.
7. What is something that you are proud of, that most people don't know about you?
I once talked a man who kidnapped me out of killing me.