I am an executive at a large govt. arts agency where I've worked most of my adult life. I started at an entry level position and worked my way to the near top. I’m proud of my work to improve the public realm and privileged to have a job that challenges and stimulates me. I love what I do and am never bored. I was a visual artist and also played classical music for years. In my own way, whether through my volunteer work, making donations or saying something kind to a stranger on the street, I am committed to healing the world. I hope I have transmitted these values to my sons. Generosity, kindness and compassion are qualities that attract me.
My sons, 20 and 23, are my greatest successes. They are smart, cool, kind, empathetic and funny and teach me about the best IPAs, weight lifting and expand my knowledge of sports. I even know the difference between a slider and a knuckle ball. Our relationship continues to evolve. They have become wise as young adults.
I like anything related to the arts. A passionate Alfa Romeo/ Italian car enthusiast, I own a 72 GTV 2000, which I've had restored again and again. It is my daily rider. I bought it in my 20s and can't imagine driving anything else, except a Guilietta Sprint Especiale or a 60's Ferrari. My interest in cars doesn't qualify me as a gear head; it's primarily from an aesthetic stylistic perspective.
Musical tastes range from Cuban boleros to opera, classical, salsa. the Blues, Rock Roll and Jazz.
I love to travel but it is always great to be in my beautiful city or just home dancing in my kitchen. I've been to 30 countries and am proud that I traveled alone for 1 yr. in my early 20s to So. America. Favorite things include working out, walking through SF's neighborhoods, looking at the bay, the sea, anything blue, visiting galleries, museums and art spaces, listening to music, staying at home on chilly nights watching movies, warm weather, sultry nights, beach life, cooking for friends and family and drinking good wine. I've just learned to mountain bike and kayak so they may soon be added to my list.
I am a Giants' fan, been called a Gamer Babe, though I don't know every stat or most to tell the truth, but I do look good with those colors all over me.
I am ready and delighted to try new things and push my own boundaries all the time. Fluent in Spanish, I also speak some Italian and can understand more French than I speak. Thanks for visiting.