I am a retired high school teacher who has spent many years teaching my students the importance of cultural exchange and second language learning. I am always interested in spending time in Europe in order to practice the languages that I am still learning, and to perhaps tutor in English while I am living there.
My 'second career' allows me to participate in many music and theater activities and am currently enjoying the NYC theater scene, doing volunteer work for a popular American Idol alum in NYC. I would LOVE to do short-term exchanges in New York City! I also love hiking and camping and am currently working full time as a professional batik artist; my work at the Jerome Artists' Cooperative Gallery in the nearby former old west mining time of Jerome allows me to make connections with people from all over the world! My Arizona family consists of my wonderful 30 year-old son who is head of a Best Buy Geek Squad in Mesa, Az. and his delightful fiance. I spend a lot of time in So. California with my mom and my brother and his family, as well.