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International Pageant

July 23rd and 24th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Northwest International®

Nancy-Ellen Martin

What's the most sensible thing you've ever heard someone say?
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!

What gets you excited about life?
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.

If you had to teach something what would you teach?
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!

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
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!

What is your idea of a fun date night?
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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