Peta Minerof Bartos is the mother of two exceptional teenaged daughters, one with profound special needs. Peta has been an advocate for her daughter and Rett syndrome awareness  since receiving the diagnosis in 1999. In her (rare) spare time she enjoys skiing and crafting and looks forward to serving as President of the local Modern Quilt Guild for the upcoming year. She is a practicing podiatrist and received her BA from Smith College.