As a young girl growing up in Southern California, I had always enjoyed writing. Short stories and poetry was a passion. Every few days I would sit by a large oak tree in my back yard. Imagination sprang stories.
My father loved gadgets, especially cameras, my mother a bit of everything. At an early age I developed a love for photography. Always seeing the world through the eyes of a lens. First in black and white, then color. I still love black and white photos and the shadows the images bring. I studied photography as a teen and young college student, then turned my attention toward education.
After college, I taught at the elementary level and then down the road was given the opportunity to join a unique group of educators and scientists in Ventura County. Becoming a Founding Board Member for The Discovery Center for Science and Technology. A museum without walls where science is brought to life and out of the textbooks to area schools. Together with my team of educators we developed an award winning program. RAYS (Reading Awakens Young Scientists) is the award winning brain child that marries children's literature through storytelling and science where students don child size lab coats and conduct experiments.
Throughout my career as an educator, I continued writing short stories, articles, lesson plans and book critiques. The list goes on. Now, I concentrate on writing, although I still dabble in photography. My first published book, Ollie and Taavi Celebrate the Holidays has won two awards. The National Indie Excellence Awards and Mom's Choice Awards.