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International Pageant

July 21st and 22nd


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Northwest International®

Nancy-Ellen Martin

1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
Still being sane? Seriously though, with 4 young children, a very fast-paced job, outside work as a charitable fundraiser, volunteer, event planner, and an historical clothier, I often think I am nuts, but I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who helps me keeps all the plates spinning!

2.How would you describe your husband?
I am always in awe of the Habitat for Humanity homeowners I meet. While they come from all walks of life, their dedication, perseverance, and shear tenacity are a common thread. They work for a better life for not only their immediate family, but also their community as a whole.

3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
The book from an exhibit in Greenwich, England on the 400th anniversary of Elizabeth I death. The guest curator was my favorite historian David Starkey (refer to Question number 4I am super geeky!). Not only did I get to meet Mr. Starkey, he signed my book! It is priceless!

4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
Geek Barbie! I am, of course, a girlie-girl who loves all things sparkly, but I am also a huge sci-fi fan, a historical clothier and yes...I have played Dungeons and Dragons in my time! There is nothing like wearing a rhinestone track suit and curling up with some Harry Potter!

5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
I love summer; especially the last weeks before the kids go back to school are the best. The beauty and varied landscapes of the Northwest, we have found, are best enjoyed in our RV camper! This time as a family is some of our most treasured time together.

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