As a native Nebraskan, I always loved lakes more than oceans. However, I didn't like the cold and wind that permeates Nebraska winters, so I moved to Virginia many years ago. Combining my love of lakes with the moderate Virginia climate makes Lake Anna a dream come true.

I retired after a 30 year career in law enforcement and have moved into fun post-career jobs as winery festival coordinator and newspaper reporter. I'm also involved in volunteer activities, some of which revolved around the well-being of our children.

Feel free to ask me about the lake and the number of wonderful restaurants that we have. I wrote the 2014 and 2015 Lure of Lake Anna restaurant guides, so I've done my research.