Born in Manchester, England, I moved to the USA in 1999 initially living in Washington DC and then 10 years ago I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2003 I adopted a four day old Hispanic baby we named Liam and in March of this year, he turned 15 years old. My career background originated initially in the hospitality field where I worked as a secretary /administrator between 1986 and 1990. After completing an Associates Degree in Business Studies and Finance in 1990, I began a ten year career in Marketing and Human Resources Management transferring to Whitbread's Hotels Division primarily responsible for the Marketing and Brand Development of what is now known as as Premier Inn, Britain's most successful budget hotel company. In 1998 I married William Nicholas Kellock and two years later we relocated to Washington DC where Nick worked as SVP for Marriott International on their Courtyard Brand. My life here has been raising a throng of animals and children - all greatly adored!