Meet Sally Berkshire. She has been working with Mobile Notary for two and a half years. Sadly, her husband passed away. Her life, as she describes it, is comparable to the “Circle of Life.” Sally is a fun and exciting person.
Q: What are you currently doing?
A: I have been working as a mobile notary for two and a half years now. I’m concentrating on the immediate area here. I have met people who live in remote places and can’t get out. I am so thrilled to be able to serve them, and I can do what banks won’t do. Mobile Notary is just one of the services that I offer. I also care for people’s pets, as well as their home. Many are not full-time residents, so I inspect their homes to make sure that everything is in its proper working order. I do animal sit, preferably cats, because big dogs are too much for me to handle, but I love them all.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Sedona, and what do you love about it?
A: Bella Vita. It’s my favorite. Its tucked away on 89A, heading out of town towards Cottonwood. This restaurant is so charming, and it serves Italian food. It’s a beautiful feel-good restaurant, elegant and the prices are fantastic. I like most of the food they serve, but their fish dishes are delicious.
Q: How long have you lived and worked in Sedona?
A: I have lived in the Village of Oak Creek for almost 24 years, and three years ago, I moved to Verde Santa Fe.
Q: Who is the most exciting person you’ve met here in Sedona?
A: Alice Goodheart is my neighbor, and I think she is the most interesting woman I ever met. She’s the type of person who can do anything. Alice is originally from New York, moved to Miami, and owned a cookie company. She is one of the dearest friends I have.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
A: Right here, I’m going nowhere! My husband and I came here 24 years ago. We took one look and said, “This is it!” We’ve been here ever since.
Q: What is your favorite movie, OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?
A: Mary Fisher is the most incredible theatre. They have a fantastic selection of films and stage shows. Every one of them is exceptional.
Q: What advice would you give to people?
A: Stand upright, stick your stomach in and back out! That’s what my mother said – and it works every time!
Q: What’s something on your bucket list?
A: I want to be successful and help others. These are the things I’ve done all my life. If I can give back, I’ll be a happy lady.
Q: What is your favorite music?
A: I love soft music. I enjoy watching television and see pretty things with their classic type of music. It soothes within.
Q: What do you love about Sedona?
A: Sedona, to me, is the epicenter of my life. The energy here is incredible. It is gorgeous, and it feeds my soul.
Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: I love to see people happy. If I can be a part of that and I’m delighted.
Q: What comes to mind when you hear the word home?
A: Just looking at the red rocks, I know this is my home, and I can’t think of anything more beautiful. You can stare at this magnificent view and let God come unto you.
Q: If you could have a full-time staff member, whom would you choose?
A: I would actually like a pet because I love animals so much. My little girl, who is a Calico Siamese, is about 18 years now. They love unconditionally.
Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, whom would you choose?
A: Frankenstein, I love him.
With Jonelle Klein