Teacher of “Inner Light
Consciousness” since 1976. I studied with Rev. Paul Solomon, the founder, himself.
Ordained Minister of the Fellowship of the Inner Light in June 1998
Co-founded Spirit Haven, a vacation/retreat
center outside of Asheville, NC 1999-2003
Current Vice-Chairman of the Interfaith Roundtable of Kaua’i (officer
One in the women's founding group of “Western North Carolina Woman” a monthly magazine
in 2002. I wrote the first inspirational column until we moved to Kauai in 2003.
In 1998 I self published a book entitled To Call Every Woman a
Sister, a collection of information and stories for women. I'd like to revamp that for great publication.
I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper, “The Garden Island” entitled
“In Your Corner” for teens and family from 4/2006-3/2008. I started the column again in Feb. 2012. It's on
the web at www.thegardenisland.com I'm usually published on Fridays.
I wrote a mediation manual for middle and high school students Sept. 2006
Article “Is Life Fair” was published in the inaugural magazine issue
of “The Pacific Journal” Fall 2008.
I've written over
370 "Little Cuppas", some of which are on this website. My goal is to publish a daily inspirational book of 366
Some of the jobs I've held.
Community and court mediator since 1998.
Hale ‘Opio Teen Court Manager from Mar. 2005-Feb. 28, 2008
Pre-School Special Ed. Teacher at Ele'ele Elementary School July 2009-June 2011
Assistant Social Worker at Asheville Health Care Center 1993-1995
Full time mother for Paul,
Christina and Mary since April 25, 1977
Youth Ed. Dir./Fellowship of
the Inner Light/Teacher of Self Awareness Course 1982-1984
Teacher of Learning Disabled/Emotionally Disturbed adolescents
at River’s Bend Farm School, a residential center in Stanley, VA 1979-81
Teacher of learning disabled
middle school children at
Chesapeake Learning Disabilities Center, Chesapeake, VA 1976-1977
Pan American World Airways 1971-1974
I worked around my children’s lives as a substitute teacher of all grades;
Youth Ed. Director for Unity, and Fellowship of the Inner Light Churches, Stained Glass craftsman, children’s entertainer
1970 Graduated from the State University College of N.Y. At Cortland, B.A. in education.
Dean’s list, last two years. Certified to teach Nursery -9th grade English
1975 Graduated from the College
of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Masters in Education with specialization in Learning Disabilities. Maintained
a 4.0 average.
Certified to teach Special Education for children with learning disabilities
Dec. 1981 Completed
15 graduate study hours in Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Maintained a 4.0 average, specializing
in children with emotional disturbance.
1986-7 Audited one year at the Montessori Institute of Tidewater
1994 “Life , Death and Transition” workshop at the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center
Over 100 hours of mediation/facilitation training, including specialized topics as victim offender,
Impasse, transformative, for people with special needs, divorce, temporary restraining orders, etc.
of the board of The Asheville Mediation Centerin Jan. 2003, and served in that position through July 2003 when I moved to
Volunteer mediator for the KEO Mediation Program since Feb. 2004
Mediation Works, a professional mediation company May 2005. There wasn't enough business to keep it flying, so we disbanded
Volunteer work on Kaua’i
I help with publicity for the Aloha Peace Project
Vice-chair of the Interfaith Roundtable of Kaua’i
Board member of Na Kahu o Hikinaakala
Member of Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park
Member of the
disbanded Mea Ho'o Mana'o, a group encouraging the Aloha Spirit to thrive on
Kauai. It was formed by former Kaua'i Mayor Bryan Baptiste, and ended shortly after his untimely death.
I volunteer occasionally to help Easter Seals and ARC in helping facilitate events for
adults with special needs.