A woman of many interests and skills, I hold a master of arts degree in counseling and human services and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’m an omnivorous reader, a seeker, and self-taught artist, working with acrylics and mixed media. I’ve been employed as a librarian, psychotherapist, and community advocate. All humans are innately creative, and I devote energy to igniting curiosity, promoting creativity, and inspiring enthusiasm for lifetime learning. I live in San Jose, California, with my husband and daughter, and Misty Sky (our runny babbit).