Having called Bend, OR home for over 3 decades, I still consider myself fortunate to live, work and have raised my family here. Self-employed, mostly because I’m just not a great employee, I’ve been able to put my foreign language, business and fine-arts training to good use! Between house concerts, my work takes me around the country, and over to Germany and occasionally Asia. I teach and consult in intercultural management, personality assessment and specialized HR areas … and catch shows wherever I travel!
Having toured with a dance company in my earlier years, I really appreciate the effort and energy the traveling artists share in their performances in my home! I couldn’t feel more grateful to live this life, share with so many friends and new friends. While I love all music, dance, theater genres, my passion is folk music. I’ve been a long-time supporter of the arts, education and the Sisters Folk Festival. Glad to be a Bend-based conduit for the mission and outreach of SFF!
My two grown children had ‘done their time’ in the arts and tolerate their creative, enthusiastic mom well. Outside of work and house concerts, I love family and friends' time, song-writing and guitar playing, hiking, ballet, cycling, swimming, xc skiing, travel adventures and a few moments of peace…
Thank you for dropping in! Hope to see you at a concert either here or around the smiles--