After a 42-year career as a multi-tasking business owner/manager/factotum I hung up my briefcase and retired. As of January 2019, I became a Retired Person.

My career was a series of one-of-a-kind situations. I owned and ran Rubber Stamps of America from 1979-2000. I served as production manager for an advertising & design firm, Peter Harris & Associates and as an office factotum for a chamber music festival, the Yellow Barn Music School & Festival. From 2008-2018, I was the business manager for Douglas Cox Violins in West Brattleboro, Vermont.

I grew up in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills; I attended Windsor Hills Elementary School (now a math/science/aerospace magnet school), Audubon Junior High School (now Audubon Middle School), Bevery Vista School, Beverly Hills High School, Sarah Lawrence College, spent my junior year abroad with Scandinavian Seminar at Vestbirk Højskole (now Vestbirk Efterskole) in Denmark, and moved to Vermont in 1976. I now live on a hillside in Athens, Vermont.

My First Grade class at Windsor Hills Elementary School. I play fiddle for local dances, weddings, parties and family events, at least I did until March 8 of 2020. Gradually we have found ways to play and dance together again. Bookings don't always actually happen, but more often than not they do in one form or another.

In summer I love gardening. In winter I love splitting wood. Now that I am retired, I find other activities to fill my time and keep me out of trouble. I crochet hats for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Blum Resource Center. They have been closed due to COVID-19 since March of 2020. I've sent hats elsewhere during the shutdown, such as Groundworks Collaborative and Hat Not Hate. Looking for more outlets for the hots before I drown in hats.

I have a fondness for Marvel Comics, especially Spiderman, dating back to my college days. I inherited (and have added to) a collection of ceramic poodle figurines from my mother-in-law.

You can see my annual Holiday Website all year here.

Click here for a photo from my 5th grade class at Windsor Hills Elementary. See the difference between that photo and the First Grade Class Photo above?