As an author of ghost stories, people often ask me if I’ve experienced anything paranormal  in my life, and I have.  I've seen apparitions, seen objects move, heard disembodied footsteps, but I never felt really scared until I chose to leave my corporate dream job as a Director of Training and move at age 39 Into the dorms with 18 year-olds at the Boston Conservatory.  Three years later I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater Performance.  

I overcame a lot to make it to the conservatory as I explained in my commencement speech to my fellow graduates.  I hoped my story would provide inspiration for others during times of doubt.

The changes in my life occurred after being inspired by the youth I worked with in Committed Partners for Youth in Portland, Oregon. These young people, faced with huge challenges, never lost sight of their vision for a better life, and they had the guts to make it happen.

After five years with CPY, I sold my beloved horse and said goodbye to family and friends in Portland, Oregon to reinvent myself in New York City.

I sometimes miss my life as a horse owner, but a tango or foxtrot on the dance floor makes my heart forget.  I first tried the Latin dances with wonderful partner, Fred, but now focus on the ballroom dances.

My  partner, Igor Gayenko, and I competed at the Maimi Vibe in 2016 in International Standard Pro-Am Ballroom, Bronze Level.  In 12 dances, we received 10 first place ribbons, and 2 second place ribbons.