On my first journey to the Oregon Coast I fell in love with the place and the people. I quit my job, sold my house, and moved here! My life has transformed many times since moving here ten years ago, always gaining depth and quality. With many years teaching experience, I now consider myself an arts advocate, one of my favorite things being providing encouragement and the space for humans to express themselves through art. I am a facilitator for Jan Tarr's Meditation and Paint workshops through the Center for Contemplative Arts in Manzanita. Gardening, family, community, art and wonder at the beauty of this place fill my days.