I’m originally from the midwest, but have lived in New England for over 30 years. I love living on Mount Desert Island!
My background is in business, writing, and editing. I went to Miami University and then to Boston College for an MBA. I remained in New England, not uncoincidentally because my boyfriend, who is now my husband, happened to be there. A good choice, both in location and husband.
Over the years I worked for a large hospital supplier, ran a bed and breakfast (farmhouse, horses, chickens, domestic dogs and not-quite-so-domestic cats), worked for a security testing company and a college bookstore, did (and still do) freelance editing for everything from business publications to novels, and wrote essays and other pieces that were published in a variety of places (click here to see a portfolio of my published work).
Over time my editing and writing took a turn toward websites, and I became curious about the development end. Somewhat to my surprise, I discovered that I love it! Web development and design joins my business side with my writing and editing side. I meet great people and have a lot of fun.
My spouse and I have two sons, both (mostly) grown. One lives on the west coast (but not forever, right, honey?) and the other is in college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in MA (practically reachable). They keep me grounded and try to give me an inkling of what’s cool.
What else do I do? I love to do just about anything outdoors – hike, cross-country ski, kayak, hang out in a hammock. I also rock climb, although that’s usually at an indoor gym when I’m near one. We have a young rescue dog and she takes me on long walks every day. I volunteer at the local SPCA. I’m involved in my church. I pick wild blueberries, laugh with friends, and share gourmet meals with my husband, a fantastic cook. I spend time being grateful.