Evie is a former Army Brat who said she would never marry into the military. Well, after 3 years of long distance dating, she married her soldier in 2011. They have gone through 3 deployments together, moved to 4 different duty stations, and had 1 overseas assignment to South Korea. Evie was named the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Spouse of the Year for Ft. Bragg. Not one to sit idle, you’ll usually find Evie meeting new people and finding resources in the community, trying new recipes (usually when company comes over), and planning her family's next trip.

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work

Job/Title:

Community & Operations Manager of InDependent

Education/Certificates:

• Bachelor of Science in Finance and Minor in Law, Politics, and Philosophy, The College of New Jersey

• Master Resilience Trainer, The University of Pennsylvania

Before I Worked for InDependent I:

Worked in corporate accounting and project management. I always volunteered to be the department event coordinator because I love planning networking and team building events!

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health | life

Favorite Duty Station:

I’ve always enjoyed our duty stations, but it would be a toss-up between Ft. Lee, VA and Camp Casey, South Korea. I loved Virginia and the city of Richmond, but I loved the opportunity to live and travel in Asia, too!

Fitness Routine:

I alternate between energetically jumping out of bed at 5:30am to get a workout in at Planet Fitness, and begging my husband to let me sleep in before work. Thankfully, he knows mornings are my weakness and that I need him to help motivate me on days like that because I'm always grateful after-the-fact.

Food Philosophy:

I don’t believe you need to sacrifice delicious food in order to be healthy. I’m all about breaking the rules, listening to your body, and using my food journey to do more rather than less.

Favorite Pastime:

Travel! And reading. Preferably, reading while traveling.

Favorite Healthy Snack:

Hummus and veggies. So many flavor combinations and it’s great for an on-the-go lifestyle. My favorite combination right now is sugar snap peas saute'd in a little olive oil or coconut oil until they're hot, but crispy. Add a dollop of garlic hummus and you have a fantastic snack!

Fitness Achievement Most Proud of:

Running a half marathon! It was my 2017 goal and I did it! Before that I have never run more than 2.5 miles without stopping.

Favorite Workout Gadget:

I LOVE the Runkeeper app personalized training programs.

Favorite Workout Song:

I listen to podcasts, audio books or an ice hockey game. For music, it's usually something electronic or alt-rock.

Biggest Fitness Hurdle:

Getting my workout in. I am not a morning person, but I also am so tired by the end of the day that I know that I won't exercise after I leave work. It's a constant struggle, even though I KNOW I never regret a workout. 

What Makes You Smile:

Going on a peaceful walk around our neighborhood. The fresh air always puts a smile on my face.