Fall 2024

Section 2025 of LL505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 21 - Dec 18 2024
Class focuses on LGBTQI history, a Sonoma County timeline.

Spring 2024

Section 7072 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 17 - May 22 2024
Class focuses on LGBTQI history, a Sonoma County timeline.

No office hours

MA degree Psychology/Art Therapy; Bachelors degree English Literature;  



Academic Experience

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.


Professional Areas of Interest

LGBTQI and other local histories. Creating Community. Music and art.

Presentations and Publications

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