Adrie grew up in North Carolina and ended up in Oregon for most of her life.  Between the two coasts, she has traveled to or lived in almost every state in America. Her love of story-telling and teaching have always been a part of her life along with a love of athletics, gardening, photography and reading.

She was a Lady Lion, a three year starter and captain of her college basketball team at Penn State, and played on the USA Women’s Basketball Team.  Currently, she is a proud mother of 7 children and 1 grandson.  Part of her passion is the raising of therapy and service dog puppies.  Besides the dogs and her children, her household has 11 chickens, 1 turkey (not her husband) and 2 beehives.  She appreciates the great support of her husband in all that she does!