I have a diverse background, having served in the US Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (electronics) for six years. Afterward, I attended Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Ca and earned an Associate's Degree in General Education, followed by a year of study at The University of California Berkeley.
I've studied a variety of subjects, including the humanities, the history of the Renaissance and Reformation, the creative processes, dream work, religious studies, Indian philosophy, mysticism, ancient Egyptian religion, Jungian psychology, women's studies and more traditional subjects such as English, math, astronomy and geology. In addition, I have earned a certificate in Professional Photography from the NY Institute of Photography and another in Computer Programming (BASIC, Pascal and C languages). I completed my Bachelor's Degree through Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ with an emphasis on Photography.
I've worked as a freelance photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area and later went on to work as a Quality Control Technician for Qualex, Inc, a division of Eastman Kodak. I also worked in Qualex retail photolabs in this role for 13 years. Then I worked as a photo lab service technician and technical trainer for a company in Miami, Fl that specializes in cruise ship photography. I traveled throughout the world in this role, working with and training young photographers of various nationalities.
While working in the photo industr,y I also studied towards a Master's Degree in Holistic Nutrition. Although I completed all of the coursework with a very high GPA, I never turned in my thesis due to life changing events. I have also studied Evolutionary Astrology, Reiki, Chakras, stress management, intuition, ancient history, investing and a number of other subjects, earning continuing units for my efforts. This is an ongoing process, and I continue to take new courses. I am also working to become a Certified Holistic Life Coach. I hope to complete my certification very soon.
I love working with children and know how to make learning fun. I am very patient, and I am currently tutoring children in order to help develop their reading skills. At the same time, I am taking courses in elementary education and reading skills.
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