“I am an eclectic soul driven by curiosity.”
I grew up in Southern Wisconsin with three sisters by blood and an extended family of choice, emerced in the arts in one form or another. It’s not that I didn’t “get” math or the sciences. It’s more that I argued that our entire mathematical system is flawed because zero doesn’t exist. I think it’s a placeholder used to make our system of math work.
I have three children: Jamie, Chelsea, and Shane – all grown – and two grandbabies: Brodie and Izzy. Jamie is a baker, Chelsea, a benefits supervisor, and Shane is a pre-school teacher. Brodie and Izzy are wild, curious, and crazy, as all young children should be.
“I’ve spent as much time working in the arts as I have working in corporations.”
Even though I spent 30 years in the corporate world, I’ve always had a wide arena of interests and activities. My artist’s CV includes credits for film and stage (actor, director, producer, playwright, and designer) and I am an author and illustrator.
Artist, Author/Illustrator, Political Cartoonist (DreamtimeIlllustrations.com)
I’ve loved photography since my mother first put her box camera in my hands when I was in 8th grade.
“Ideas drive innovation and imagination drives outcomes.”
Much of volunteer time is spent working with local community theater. I enjoy mentoring teens and teaching the trades. I especially love creating costumes with special touches (Easter Eggs) that help the actors connect to their characters. They (the actors) always seem so touched when they find there is a significance behind the design, choice in fabric, or a button.