I was raised in Newtown, CT with an understanding that teaching others was the best way to retain longterm learning. I have always wanted to teach & workshop with people, and to help them understand concepts I had gathered. I learned teaching from my grandmother, who taught me her approaches to Special Ed. My strongest subjects were always math, writing, music and science. More recently, I have studied permaculture & sustainability, and I am an avid outdoorsman & caretaker of plants and trees!