In an ongoing series about the fun and diverse women who make up our group, Jessica Gardner shares a bit about her life and experiences with the NMC:
How long have you been a member of NMC? I have been a member of NMC for 5 years.
What other NMC board positions have you held? I worked with Tracey Osterman on the Holiday Party last December.
What is your favorite NMC-sponsored event? My favorite event is the Halloween Party. It is so cool to see all the kids dressed up. All of the Elsa costumes last year were fun!
Favorite place to visit: Kauai!!
Are you a night owl or an early bird? I am kind of in the middle, but more an early bird. If there was a title for 11pm to 7am that would be me!
Your go-to dinner: My go-to dinner in a pinch is pizza. We make it at home but have been calling Dominos more than I should admit lately.
If you could sing one song on American Idol, which would it be? I loved when Carrie Underwood performed “Independence Day” by Martina McBride. I have a terrible singing voice so I would feel lucky to get to perform any song.
Name three things on your nightstand right now: a book, my ipad, and a baby monitor.
What was the last gift you were given? Bottle of wine for our anniversary from my mom. Prisoner. I love it!
Favorite holiday: I celebrate Hanukkah and love it but Halloween is so fun too!
If you could live in another country for a year, which would it be? I would love to live in Switzerland. It is so beautiful!
Favorite sports team: I am a University of Florida graduate so Go Gators!!
What’s the one song you’d like to delete from your children’s playlist right now? My boys love to listen to Taylor Swift right now (much to my husbands chagrin!). I have heard Bad Blood enough to make my ears bleed!
Last book you read: It was a Sandra Brown novel – Mean Streak was the title. Excellent Book!
You have found yourself with an evening sans kids. What do you do? If I had an evening without kids and was at home I would pour a glass of wine and binge watch something on Netflix. If I was out I would go shopping at a leisurly pace and window shop!
Thank you for sharing your story, Jessica! To get in contact with Jessica Gardner as well as any of our other co-directors, please feel free to send an email to email@example.com.