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A little about the OTV creator:
Shareen Mansfield is a veritable font of information, compassion and attitude. She is a self-diagnosed first generation, Arab-American, Jill-of-all-trades resulting from her Lebanese heritage plus compulsion to learn everything once and learn it correctly. She has a soft side. It’s her back side, which is fortunate because she has trouble staying upright.
If she’s facing you and you’ve ignited the wrath of her inner dragon, duck or burn. Your choice. Aside from balancing ferocity with kindness (and being otherwise magnificently imbalanced), Shareen has trained dogs for emotional support and Search and Rescue and rescued dogs while running and given them mouth-to-mouth. True story. She’s studied Nursing, Dietetics, Journalism, Kickboxing, cooks better than your mom, is active in her children’s school, is a runner and has a third degree black belt in the creative use of “fuck” and putting megalomaniacal narcissists in their place.
Shareen has a bed on reserve in her local ER. You can find her there every odd-numbered day being patched back together by a doctor with a “hello, pretty lady” vibe. On even-numbered days, you can find Shareen on Twitter, Facebook or connect by emailing Shareen.Mansfield@Icloud.com