Hi everyone! I am thrilled to be writing for Patch. I attended Peters Township High School and moved to Chicago shortly after. Recently, I decided I wanted to be closer to my family so I moved back to the Pittsburgh area. I couldn't be happier with my decision. I enjoy spending time with my doggies -- they are like my children and very spoiled! I am an animal enthusiast and am currently going to trade school to learn how to be a pet groomer, with the ultimate goal of opening my own pet shop. I enjoy reading, writing, painting, sculpture, cooking, travel and spending time with my family and friends. I can't wait to get to know you. Oh, and, go Steelers!