I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. I grew up in Falls Church and graduated from JEB Stuart High School. After graduating from VCU, my husband Alan (also a VCU graduate) and I bought our first home in Loudoun County. Over the next several years, we moved all over the east coast while running several successful businesses and raising our two sons. Once the boys were grown, we returned to our ldquo;hometownrdquo; and chose Reston as the perfect community to live in. It was so exciting to see all the positive changes that have been made to the area! Besides being so close to the metro and airport, we love the close access to the myriad of parks in the area to hike, kayak and fish. We also enjoy horseback riding in nearby Loudoun County and searching for rare birds in the Shenandoah National Park.