"Life is either a great adventure or nothing. ~Helen Keller
am an Adventurer, an Educator, and a Dreamer. My philosophy has
always been to live life in a way that will give me great stories
to tell my grandchildren. I was born in Michigan but I have also
lived in Hawaii, Spain and Vermont. I love to travel and to try
new and adventurous things. Some of the highlights have been a
wilderness trek in Washington State, which included a summit of
Mt. St. Helens, a study abroad trip on a tall ship in the Caribbean,
which included a visit to Cuba, rafting down a 21 foot waterfall
in New Zealand, working with kids for a cruise line in Alaska,
rappelling down waterfalls in Costa Rica, canoeing amongst hippos
and elephants on the Zambezi river in Zambia, and sleeping with
cheetahs at Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia.
summer, I graduated from The George Washington University with
a Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education. During my graduate
program I was given the opportunity to work with many different
audiences in a variety of settings including, the Duke Ellington
School of the Arts, the National Museum of Natural History, Friends
of the National Zoo, and the National Air and Space Museum.
2002 I graduated from Goucher College with an undergraduate degree
in Music with Theatre. I have been playing piano for over 20 years,
and have studied percussion and voice for more than ten. The Arts
have always been a lifelong passion of mine and there is nothing
that I enjoy more than performing on stage to a full house.
goal is to work in the education field at a zoo, aquarium, or
other interesting museum setting working with people of all ages
and teaching them about the natural world and wildlife conservation.
Eventually I would like to expand my skills and own a travel company
that will allow those would couldn't normally afford it to have
enriching travel experiences abroad, combining sightseeing with
education and career awareness.
recently married in 2005 and live in Columbia, Maryland with my
husband, Joe, Griffey, my Shetland sheepdog and a Netherland Dwarf
rabbit named Benny. I enjoy musical theatre, reading, watching
terrible reality TV shows, planning my next big trip, and cooking,
just to name a few things.
world is a true classroom. The most rewarding and important type
of learning is through experience, seeing something through our