My husband and I moved to North Asheville from Lilburn, Georgia in 2009. We have three grown children; two sons who live in Atlanta, and a daughter, who lives in Pensacola, Florida. All three work in diverse and fascinating careers: the oldest in IT for an investment software firm, the second oldest in industrial design, and the youngest as an ensign in the Navy training to be a Naval Flight Officer. They haven’t blessed us with any grandchildren yet, but they have several dogs and cats among them!
Marcy hired me to work at the North clinic in February, 2009, and I continue to tutor because it is the most rewarding work I’ve done other than raise my children. When I help a frustrated, tentative learner grow into a happy, confident one, my heart “grows two sizes!” Reading is my passion, my joy, and my portal to distant lands and alternate viewpoints. Helping another gain access to those worlds is wonderfully satisfying.
Outside the clinic, I love to read, watch old black and white movies on TCM, hike, play tennis, snow-ski, and spend time with my family and friends.
One of my favorite ARC experiences was when one of my dyslexic writing students won his classroom poetry slam and second place in a local writing contest both in the same year!!
My strengths are SAT/ACT preparation, reading, writing, and elementary and middle school math. In addition to tutoring, I work as the Office Manager/Accounting Guru (Marcy’s words!). If I weren’t a tutor, I’d probably be a camp counselor or a teacher (again) because I love to work with children.