I am a paraeducator for special needs children with a public school district. I also run a nonprofit 501 (c) (3), Fiberarts Connection of Southern California, www.fiberartsconnsocal.org. We serve physically challenged and emerging artists by providing traveling exhibits and shows and assisting them with professional develoopment. I am also a published writer, poet,, fiber artist, and mixed media artist. I live with four small dogs, two cats, a desert tortoise and goldfish. I have many friends and keep them forever! In my soul, I am a wild gypsy woman.