I’m a born and raised Anchorage girl. Specifically, a born and raised west-side Anchorage girl. I grew up exploring Lyn Ary park, playing soccer at Balto Seppala, skiing at Kincaid, and visiting Loussac library. My feelings for Anchorage back then were undefined; it was home, and the only place I really knew. By the time I finished high school, I longed for adventure, warmer weather, and to make my own way in the world.