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
. In addition, I have earned a certificate in Professional Photography
from the NY Institute of Photography and another in Computer Programming
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.