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Know Your Neighbor ‘Something I need to complete'
Name: Trish Gustafson-Ayala
Family: Daughter, Gillian Ayala; and son, Samuel
City of residence: Colusa County — in the country.
Occupation: I have done many things, none really relating to my college education of Political Science. I currently work at Louis Cairo's. It is where I am supposed to be right now, and I enjoy all the people I work with and the customers that come in. I am also an auctioneer. I do a couple of fundraisers a year. I do some consulting on art integration into the core subjects of the classroom, which is a passion of mine. Art is such an important part of life and brain development in children.
Do you have a favorite recreational spot in the area? My favorite recreational spots in the area are our beautiful Sacramento River and the wildlife refuge for taking photos and just grounding oneself. It is a very peaceful place. The Butte Sink is always a great place to duck hunt.
How do you beat the heat? I beat the heat by heading to my aunt's pool with the children, hit the Sacramento River or head for Tahoe.
What are some of your fondest summertime memories? Some of my favorite summertime memories are camping with my children, family and friends at the lake; Tahoe trips; and the first time I got up on skis at age 6 on our Sacramento River. The smile on my son's face when he caught a trout with every cast at Brokeoff Meadows. Barbecues with family around my aunt's pool, and many boating trips on the river.
Whom do you most admire and why? I have many people I admire and look up to, but I most admire my mother and father for always supporting me in all I do with a positive attitude and a kind word of encouragement all the days I have been here on this beautiful Earth.
What's something about yourself that your friends might not know? I have 23 hours toward getting my private pilot's license. This is something I need to complete. Flying is such an amazing adventure.
What is your dream job? Working as a grower service manager for a reputable company aiding farmers with their commodities. Or a motivational speaker for children or adults, instilling their belief of their greatness and thinking positively to create a better self and better place in which to live.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my beautiful children, my health, my family and friends. Also, my children's family on their dad's side and the beauty that God created in this world.
Is there anything you're truly passionate about? I am truly passionate about art in all forms being available for all people to experience and create. Helping children to build their self-esteem and feel good about themselves and realize they are a possibility and to dare to dream big things.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Having my amazing children and helping hem to achieve being honor students with great values and morals, and just pleasant to have around.
Life is an adventure. It has its ups and downs and it is how you come out of your downs that make you who you are. You have to have a negative to know what a positive is. It is at the down you truly grow the most. Every day is a blessing and you should live it to its fullest and always have a dream with plans on how to attain it and finally always look for the beauty around you and wrap your thoughts in love.
Contact Jenn Anderson at 934-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org