I grew up in Corpus Chrisiti, barefoot even when going to the grocery store with mom. Sailing, fishing, swimming in the surf set me up for a lifetime of longing to return, which I do frequently. Now I live in Austin with my husband, daughter and my best friend and housemate. Central Texas has its own beauty and I love the community that surrounds me. My life is good!
But in addition to the beauty and joy I’ve known, some of my writing and visual art is grounded in difficult and odd experiences.
Author, Artist, Grant Writer, Fundraiser, Assistant Archivist, Church Administrator, Human Resources Director, Sales Representative, Foster Parent
Creative writing, technical writing, grant writing, problem solving, producer of spontaneous ideas, workshop leader, teaching, fund raising, fund development training, foster parenting of teen aged girls
Completed and edited my first novel—a psychological thriller; raised millions of dollars for my non-profit clients using my grant writing and fund development skills; created over 50 paintings and was selected for several juried shows; positively impacted the lives of 10 teen aged girls in the foster care system; BBA from the McComb School of Business at the University of Texas; didn’t own a car and rode my bicycle for ten years to protect the environment
Writing, painting, family, reading, sponsoring people in Alcoholics Anonymous, travel, hot tubbing, relationship building