I was born in Fort Worth Texas in the United States. I have lived in quite a few of the states, including Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California. I lived for many years in the state of Hawaii, on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and longest of all on the Big Island of Hawaii. I attended the University of Hawaii's West Hawaii campus. I have lived in San Miguell de Allende Mexico, and also San José Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica, I taught children, teens and adults English. I'm a member of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). I'm beginning to study Mandarin at this time.