Born in Japan, to a military family, which means we moving every couple of years. Nine of those years were spent living abroad; in Okinawa, in Africa, and in Norway. I also had one year of school in England. I speak, read and write French. I have a college degree in Fine Arts from Rutgers University. I graduated with academic honors. My education is not limited to the arts, also learned in history, political science, physical sciences, and geography. I am a lifelong learner and can be counted on to know about and or understand any topic under discussion. I am not married and have no children, but have 4 nephews, 3 great nephews and one niece.
I earn my living as an administrator/office management professional. I also have experience working as a waitress, in aluminum sales, and in retail sales. Professional experience started when I was hired by a French multinational to be an analytical coordinator in their research laboratories. Recipient of two good service awards, I was later promoted to a management position in charge of the intern program. After that I worked as an Administrative Manager of a small land survey firm in Atlanta before settling in Maine in 2012.
My family is from Maine, one of the earliest to settle South Thomaston, so my roots go deep. Since my return to Maine, I have been working locally, looking after my mother, trying to develop an art career, and getting involved in the community. Currently I am a member of the budget committee for South Thomaston and I am a new member of the Lady Knox Chapter of the DAR. I like to hike, kayak, and photograph. I have been politically active since about 2005, the result of one of those hey wait a minute moments. My candidacy is the result of a long process of getting involved and learning as I go.