Somewhere among my ancestors, one must have had the gene of curiosity that was handed down to me. That desire for life-long learning has taken me through a variety of experiences, from milking cows, raising rabbits, assisting in small animal surgeries, being a professional cleaner, to becoming a preschool teacher, as well as a self-taught artist and designer.
Entrepreneur and owner of a number of businesses, including Art 2 Go Stencil Company, in which I designed and sold decorative stencils all over the U.S, I then decided to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003, where I graduated with two degrees in English to ASL Interpreting, and have been working as a sign language interpreter ever since.
My husband of over 35 years and I hail from Western New York, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Having raised two beautiful daughters in a house that overlooks the ‘gorge-ous’ Letchworth State Park (voted best state park in the U.S.), I also keep busy with gardening, renovation projects, learning various languages & musical instruments, being involved with local nonprofit groups, and spending time with our church family.
In addition to my love of educational interpreting, I have always been obsessed with history and genealogy. I love to bring history to life and make it fun by combining it with the people in our family trees. To share that passion, I decided to become a content creator on YouTube with a channel called ‘The History Terp’, where I explore the lives of people in history, our ancestors, with the goal of making history fun again and helping people discover they have a special place in their own family tree!