President and CEO at First Things First
Married 28 years to Jay Baumgardner
Since we’ve been married, eating dinner together has been a priority. It gives us a chance to catch up on each other’s world and to stay connected, especially in the insanely busy times. We also walk together almost every evening. It started out as a necessity to exercise our dog. When our daughter came along, she enjoyed it too so we kept on walking. Four dogs later with our daughter out on her own, and we are still walking. There has been plenty of laughter, intensity, and just light chatter on those walks. We aren’t perfect by a long shot, but I think both of us would say, these have helped us stay close and keep perspective about what really matters in this world.