Through this web site, you have the opportunity to learn about my previous education and work experiences. You can also browse a variety of samples of the type of work I do in my portfolio, and with each page you do learn something about me. But these are simply a list of accomplishments and good works, and don’t really tell you who I am! With the internet being the way it is, you really never get to know who someone is anymore unless you meet them in person. I work with clients around the globe, but mostly in the USA, some whom I’ve never met, but I do my best to remain an open window & available at a flexible times.
“Life is not a series of responsibilities!”
- Jillian Michaels, Life Coach/Fitness Expert
In addition to the work I do behind the computer, I also operate a small 1 acre farm & breed poultry. I grow a lot of our own food here and ‘enjoy’ daily chores like hauling water & feed, collecting eggs, and gardening. I keep an online blog relating to my adventures ‘on the farm. In my chicken breeding experiments I’m learning about DNA & genetic composition, which is fascinating and just one example of how I try to stay involved in things that keep the wheels in my brain turning.
Food is important to me too! I love to cook & create, grow great food & teach others how to eat well too and how easy it can be. I currently sell small amounts of produce & goodies through the Newport Farmer’s Market. I’d love someday to be able to offer my home cooked creations & goodies for sale to others. My favorite time of year is Bake Sale time, when I get to bake dozens of cakes for our annual Newport Harvest Street Festival! I’ve even gotten to do a couple wedding cakes!
I’m environmentally friendly wherever possible and believe that everyone should Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Avoid Plastic. We reuse building materials & scraps to build our coops & farm structures from scavenging and repurposing. It’s not as hard as you think and it’s very cost effective if you have a little time, patience & ingenuity.
I travel and participate in some extreme sports activities. My husband is an “elder” in the sport of bodyflight or vertical wind tunnel flying; sometimes also called indoor skydiving. We first taught our daughter to fly at the age of 3. It’s less of a sport and more of a lifestyle that we all celebrate together. We also alpine ski and enjoy nearly all sports as a family with the exception of skydiving, since she is not yet old enough to go.
I am an elder in the female flying organization called the Tunnel Pink Mafia. We encourage healthy participation in flying, positive self image and offer fellowship to other female body flyers world wide. As an organization we raise money for local and national charities with our focus on woman’s health issues.
As a relative newcomer to Cocke County, TN I am still seeking a place to volunteer my services locally; a place where I might fit well and be able to best utilize my experience to help. I’m currently on the steering committee for the Newport Farmer’s Market here in Cocke County and provide internet advertising & website services to them.
“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.”
- St. Catherine of Siena