Meet Ellen Owen,  a local nanny  who loves to hike. Utilizing her hobby for a cause, she will be participating in a true challenge – hiking to raise funds for children’s cancer, ultimately aiming to make a difference in the lives of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day through a national non-profit which services those in the area, CureSearch.

Question: What are two things you can’t live without?

Answer: Two things I absolutely cannot live without are my family, friends, &  nature (oops, you got me, that is 3).

Q: What do you believe to be the key to success?

A: I believe the key to success is “Flexibility.” Through the course of one’s journey the path that was initially so neatly laid out will evolve.  If you are not “flexible” to meet the necessary adaptations along the way you will miss the detour of success.

Q: What were you doing the last time you looked at a clock and realized you had lost all track of time?

A: I was scrolling through various DIY artsy projects for my home online!

Q: If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

A: Learning To Fly by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. I’ve re-located more times in my life than most my age. With each move I often didn’t know what was around the next curve. Being able to adapt and remain flexible (my key to success) has allowed me to continue to fly.

Q: Mac or PC?
A: Definitely PC