Professional and Community Work
I had an invigorating entrepreneurial career in network marketing that emphasized sales training, business coaching and motivational speaking. While building a multi-million dollar sales team, I discovered that what really makes my heart sing is helping others grow and develop personally and professionally. It was a blessing throughout my career to work from home, allowing me to find a satisfying balance between work and family life.
I have held board, executive, consulting and teaching positions at various non-profit organizations throughout New England. As an active team member, I wrote multiple grants to secure funding when needed.
When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2008, I retired to care for her and my father in their end of life journeys. I spent many hours each week at their continuous care facility. As some of the things my mom liked to do were not included in their activities program, I created and taught several classes to provide additional fun and stimulation for her and her neighbors.
My journey as an artist began in 2004. I started with the study of Japanese calligraphy and then shifted my attention to watercolors with a focus on painting watercolor portraits.