I grew up in Morganton, NC and graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I went to Africa with my husband (now divorced) when our children were six and three. We spent 20 years there and experienced the Communist takeover of Ethiopia, the restrictive socialism of Tanzania, and the ending of Apartheid in South Africa. Upon returning to the states I spent 11 years with Genworth Financial in Lynchburg, VA. (Technically my experience with the company began with First Colony Life Insurance Company which was bought by GE and became GE Financial Assurance which evolved into Genworth Financial.)
I retired to Harrisonburg, VA to be near my children. Currently, I volunteer with Skyline Literacy and teach civics classes for immigrants getting ready for the government citizenship exam process. I am enjoying a number of creative endeavors such as being in the New Horizons Band, arranging unique piano medleys, and writing. I just finished a three-act dark comedy about two elderly sisters who, for totally different reasons, face being destitute and develop zany plans to avoid the inevitable homelessness.