K. Hines
San Diego, CA

Bio: Originally from the awesome state of New Jersey (fist pump...just kidding, I don't do that), I have lived in Delaware, NYC, almost-Atlanta, sort-of-Philly, and Jacksonville, FL. Now, as a military spouse, I live in sunny San Diego (practically) and function as the CO of a Navy family, or at least that is what my wonderful husband lets me think. I have my B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware, where I worked in the jewelery industry to support my Stone Balloon habit while in school. Shortly after graduating, I moved to the City that Never Sleeps, and after 7 years of director-level professional experience, I left my high-paying j-o-b to be my own boss (kind-of) as an independent consultant, providing services relating to internal communications, human resources, content creation, and business process improvement. I am currently step-mommy to a 9 year-old girl, mommy to a 7 year-old Shih Tzu and a 4-ish year-old cat, and have my first baby on the way! I have a 5-hour-a-week "fun" job for the nations largest jeweler - for the discount, of course!! And I volunteer approximately 20 hours a week for my husband's command as a Navy Family Ombudsman. To add to the crazy fun, and because I need more skillz, I am a current graduate student at the University of Florida (CHOMP) enrolled in the Master of Arts in Mass Communications program with a specialization in Social Media. Ironically, my husband's command is nicknamed "The Iron Gators" - so technically, I am a FL Gator and an Iron Gator. I have a newfound love of speaking in front of large groups, though I think I'm the only one that finds my jokes funny. I have a lot of opinions about everyday life, behavior, and work product/ethic. I'm good at debate, but I typically refuse to debate with someone I don't respect. I am scared to death of criticism, but find I handle it well when it happens. I am just vain enough to think that I am always right, but not vain enough to think anyone would care. That's me in a nutshell, folks. Enjoy!

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