MA degree Psychology/Art Therapy; Bachelors degree English Literature;
I have taught through the Older Adults Program for 20+ years offering classes in LGBTQI History Sonoma County, Arts and Crafts and Music Appreciation.
I was born and grew up in Petaluma, CA. I studied piano and voice at SRJC and SSU. I graduated with an MA in Psychology and Art Therapy in 1996. I used my degree to teach arts and crafts to the elderly through SRJC's Older Adults Program. I also worked as an off-campus administrator for the SSU Art Therapy MA Program. I did same for Natalie Rogers' Person Centered Expressive Therapies Institute.
In 2017 I started working with others on the Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline which was premiered at Sonoma County PRIDE 2018. Through this project I have developed a keen interest in local history and a passionate desire to share what I have lived and learned of that history. I live in Santa Rosa with my partner and enjoy playing piano and ukulele, gardening and our two cats.
LGBTQI and other local histories. Creating Community. Music and art.
2018-2019: various exhibits and educational events featuring the Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline
Fall 2019: Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline exhibit at Sonoma State University Library
January 2020: Powerpoint presentation of Sonoma County LGBTQI History at Sonoma State University Women and Gender STudies class
January 2020: Created entries for Sonoma County Museum "From Suffrage to #Me Too" exhibit
June 2020: Powerpoint presentation of Lesbian History of Sonoma County, Museum of Sonoma County