Born and raised in Iowa, was committed to journalism after a Brownie Scout outing to the local newspaper office. Worked there and in other newspapers during college.
Was married and raised children on a livestock and grain farm in Iowa. Owned and operated a craft and hobby store, taught adult ed cooking, sewing and crafting classes for regional Community college, was president of the local Chamber of Commerce, returned to the newspaper business. Moved to San Diego in 1984. Worked on-site and later in office of largest property management company in San Diego County, was secretary of Private Investigator. Moved to Ajijic in October 1990 following a 5 day vacation to Guadalajara in May of 1990.
In Ajijic, have worked in several local real estate offices, currently partner in Re/Max Fenix, designed interior accessories for a local factory, was president of the Ajijic Society of the Arts. After eight years, moved to San Juan Cosala in May 1999.
1999 favorite hobbies are sewing, gardening, and continuting to learn about the culture and tradition of the land of my heart--Mexico. I believe it is not enough to move to Mexico for the Climate and economic benefits, to thrive here, foreigners need to also come for the adventure, which includes the language, the culture and tradition, and the history. Learning some of these things makes it easier to adjust and enjoy our new lives.
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