I love traveling, and have spent months in India/Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and worked in Japan for two years. My background is in Horticulture, and I am continually looking for ways to integrate the outdoor environment as a means for the healthy development of children.
I am a very positive person, and seek that same quality in someone. I have a big heart and lots of love to share. It makes me really happy to find the perfect gift for someone, and I love sharing the food that I make. I love going out to eat, especially Indian or sushi!
I enjoy creativity...photography, gardening, collage, beadwork, writing, sewing, knitting. I have a lovely community of friends with children who are very important to my son and I. I love biking, walking, swimming and yoga.
I have a Bachelor's degree from the U of M in Horticulture and Foreign Language. I am currently working on a Master's Degree from Hamline in Environmental Education. I am really loving going back to school as an adult, it is a much different perspective than when I was 18!
I have been blessed to become involved with a family camp up north near Ely, MN. This will be the third summer in a row that my son and I have lived and worked there and have the opportunity to spend many long weekends, right on the edge of the Boundary Waters. It's become a home away from home, and the Superior National Forest is where I want to be whenever I can! Although I enjoy the culture and diversity of the Twin Cities, it feels so great to be off the grid and immersed in nature as often as possible. I am working tirelessly to protest the copper/nickel mine that is proposed to happen in the watersheds of the BWCAW and Lake Superior.
I got in big trouble with the manager of my last apartment building for continuing to compost out my window...they blame me for the insane squirrels who chewed their way through the window frame and screen in my livingroom. I blame it on the open bowl of peanuts my son left on a table right by the window. I wonder what they'd say about the worm composter in my apartment. I just couldn't NOT compost :)