I am a native Upstate New Yorker of 33 years and moved south in 1993. I spent 7 years in Charleston, SC and now reside in Raleigh, NC. I have always worked in the blue collar industry, as I am a hands on type and hate to be cooped up and tied down to an office or desk. I spent 18 years in the automotive industry, 16 of them in Management, and now an expert in traffic control for major work zones, permanent signing and own my own WBE Traffic Control Company. My father never had a son, so I was the "chosen one" of a family of four girls, to follow in his footsteps and gain his knowledge of vast areas, which he had to share. Of course, I will never have his talent, but I feel honored that I am able to understand and learn how to do so many different tasks that most woman would not even want to know about, for fear of loosing feminity. I am very feminine, I just don't mind delving in and getting a bit dirty. It all washes off.... :) I am a self starter, ambitious and have a variety of interests. I like to take on projects and love to see the end result. I welcome learning and love to teach others what I have learned. I am also a giver, I will help anyone in any way I am capible. If a friend or family member calls for help doing yard or home improvements, automotive, or other related tasks, I am happy to help.