Following an energizing career as a museum educator, I am now grateful to direct my energy to part-time work as an artist and full-time work as a National Board Certified art teacher at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA, where I was humbled to be chosen the VBCPS 2010 Citywide Teacher of the Year.
I can only hope I inspire my students as much as they inspire me.
MA: Art History
EdS: Curriculum & Instruction
Since 2002, I have been privileged to celebrate food, art, design, architecture, landscaping, art education, artisanal businesses, and people of note as a freelance writer for local, regional, and national publications.
An award-winning recipe developer, I have shared my personal vegan food journey at TheBloomingPlatter.com since 2008. My first vegan cookbook, which goes by the same name, was published in 2010.
A widow since July 30, 2015, I now make my home with a pair of puppies I adopted in August of that year and a man with whom I fell in love in 2016.
When I am not teaching, making art, writing, cooking, or in the company of friends or family--or possibly thrifting and consignment shopping--I can likely be found hiking, biking, walking our dogs, or in downward dog on my yoga mat.
That or enjoying a glass of Prosecco.
Please feel free to contact me about any of the topics represented here, and I will look forward to responding as soon as I can.