Oh Hello! Hallo! Pozdrav! Hola! Merhaba!

Ah, so you want to know a bit about lil ole me, but where does one even begin. Well, I can tell you that I have a myriad of passions from creating little felted creatures my cat then destroys, to cooking up a storm of delicious delights for my friends and family, to executing the most ridiculous costumes. Two of my favorite passions, however, are photography and teaching English as a foreign language. While those are very different from one another, their results are similar in that my students and clients see themselves in a new light. For students this happens when they finally comprehend a nuance of the language that had been eluding them, and for my clients, it's that boost of confidence they get when they see how beautiful they really are. 

Fun Facts:

  • I speak three languages: English, German, and Croatian.
  • I know how to fingerprint up to almost 300 people a day in Turkish, Farsi, Kurdish, and Arabic (don't ask me why).
  • I've lived in Germany, The U.S., Turkey, and Taiwan. 
  • I worked on an art team for Anthropologie and dyed so much fabric at one point my hands and nails were blue.
  • I've been scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Cenotes in Mexico. 
  • My last passport was retired because I filled up all its pages. One of my proudest achievements! 
  • I'm handy with a drill and hammer...at creating stuff, not torture...scout's honor. 
  • My hubby speaks 5, no wait, 6 languages. (He's a super polyglot, but terrible at spacial directions. Go figure!). 
  • Our cat might be possessed...send help!

I live near Napa, California with my hubby and devilish black cat, Ichabod Crane, a.k.a., Ickie, and our Jack Russell, Toulouse. 


Kind Words to describe me by some of my favorite people:

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