I’ve known Natasha for nearly 10 years. One of the first times I met her, she rode up to an elementary football game on her Harley. Upon dismounting her ride, she lit a cigarette, grabbed a beer from a cooler and almost immediately welcomed me with her warm smile (and tongue ring). Initially, I wasn’t sure what to make of this confident, jovial woman. I’d never met anyone like her. After being in her company more, I realized she is such a treasure! She has always been kind to me and my family, always including us in activities. She is a loving mother, wife and patriot. I’m extremely grateful to know this positive, self-assured woman. She’s a flyGIRL because she has faced some physical hardships, but has never failed to be an upbeat, unselfish, loyal friend. She is very good at stating her opinions without being abrasive. She hasn’t stopped dreaming or challenging herself with new ambitions and aspirations. I’m excited to see what her future holds and am pleased whenever I am in her presence.