Growing up on the Mesa as a faculty child, I took for granted all of the amazing opportunities offered at Cate. I used to walk past buildings and think they were just buildings, not places where I would someday be learning how to decipher the works of Beaumarchais or study the periodic table of elements. When I became a Cate student, everything changed for me. The theater and athletic fields were suddenly my home base in the afternoons, and I realized how lucky I was to have grown up in such a glorious place. I decided to become a tour guide because I wanted to share my experiences of life on the Mesa as well as my enthusiasm for it. I look forward to welcoming people as they join our wonderful Cate family. I hope that they love this place that I have always called home as much as I do!