I am truly a lifelong student and a teacher. I've discovered that friendships, fulfilling careers, top grades, and just about everything else that matters revolves around connecting on a variety of levels--not just words.
I went to college part-time for many years while working my way up the ladder in broadcasting. I worked as a disc jockey (when we really played records), film critic, traffic reporter, and news director, among other things. Leaving radio on a high note--the fall of the Berlin Wall--I went to graduate school and received a Master’s degree in English. I began teaching when I was 40 at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (a public high school in Jacksonville, Florida) and at the University of North Florida. I now teach public speaking, workplace communication, and advanced level literature courses at the Community College of Vermont.
I also work as a tour guide at Shelburne Museum, blog about communication, and do the occasional commentary for Vermont Public Radio. I was the lead volunteer advocate from Vermont for the American Cancer Society testifying on behalf of cancer patients. And I am the immediate past Division G Governor for Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to helping people become better public speakers, communicators, and leaders.
I love my life.
Call or Text me at: 802-989-3250