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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 46

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/02/1966

PLACE OF BIRTH: Southampton, Hampshire, England

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: registered nurse

EDUCATION: B.S.

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

She attended university in Southampton and did not leave the city until 1994. She then lived in Orange County, California, in the United States, for one year before moving to Bakersfield, California, where she has resided ever since.

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RECORDED BY: Rebecca Struzyna (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/04/2012

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One thing that’s kind of funny with him. … We live [clears throat], we live now in Bakersfield, California, and we have an amazing home … not necessarily amazing ’cause it’s the most beautiful home; it’s pretty big-sized, but that’s not why it’s amazing. It’s an amazing home because it’s fun and full of laughter and happiness; it’s a really happy, lovely home. We share our home not only with our kids but we have three dogs; one of them’s called Daisy, one of them’s called Foxy, and one of them’s called Tobin. We also have a cat which now lives between us and Rebecca, and her name is Rosie. We have quite a big back yard. Well, I would say a back garden, but in America they call it a back yard, but we do have quite a big back garden, and we have lots and lots of fruit trees, and we have tomatoes [background noise], tomatoes and lots of fruits and vegetables in summer that we grow. We also have thirteen chickens, and some of them are named and some of them are not named, and they provide eggs for us and, um, all our friends; as long as you bring a box, we’ll give you some eggs; so we have a really perfect, um, we have a really perfect life. Other things we enjoy doing is, um, spending time with our children. We enjoy traveling; we enjoy going to the coast; we enjoy wine tasting and just having a wonderful life. Um, things that are happening this year for me: Um, I’m going to go back to England in a couple of months; my mum turns 80, so we’re going … I’m gonna back to celebrate her eightieth birthday; she doesn’t yet know so will be kinda a fun thing. Um, things, other things I always enjoy doing are supporting whatever my children are doing, so it, um, I love going to watch Rebecca doing, um, Rebecca doing a show; that makes me extremely happy. She just did “Chemical Imbalance” at Fullerton, and I had to go and see it multiple times, actually more multiple times than I really want to admit to you, so what can I say … that makes me really, really proud. Um, other things that are special in our lives are that, you know, both of us are lucky enough to have good jobs. Uh, I work at a local hospital in Bakersfield. I’m a registered nurse, but now actually I work as a lactation consultant and a child-birth educator.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Rebecca Struzyna (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/04/2012

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