Her constant partner in life has been her cello, which she began playing at the age of nine. She studied at Bates College, Maine, where she double majored in German and Music.
After completing her teacher training at Emerson College, UK, she became a class teacher at the Hartsbrook School, Hadley MA and following that a Handwork/Art & Craft and Music Teacher at the Hawthorne Valley School, NY. When out of the office she still managed to find time to teach private cello lessons.
She lives with her husband Kim and their two daughters in Northampton, MA.
All things green and flowering seem to spring from her garden. She regularly dreams of galloping her horse Dakota over the fields.