My parents, Bob and Sheila Kindred, both grew up in the Los Angeles area of California. They met serving missions for their church in Hong Kong. When coming home to California, they realized they lived down the street from one another and their mothers were friends! After marrying, my dad got a job in Ames, IA as Assistant City Manager, which he still does today. Along the way, Bob and Sheila had six children, five girls and one boy. I am the youngest of the six! Our family has grown and I have three nieces and two nephews; Nika, Ava, Monroe, Eric, and Jonah. My family gets together as often as we can even though we are spread from coast to coast living in five different states! My family is by far the most important thing in my life.