Born in California the fourth of nine children, I was raised while World War II was still raging. I married young completing high school with two children in my backpack; together, my children and I grew up learning many of life’s wonders as our lives unfolded. After two years in business college and a divorce, I began to work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. My 48 year-long Laboratory career brought assignments in the nation’s foremost research programs, including working for the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security to set up the new Homeland Security office in 2001-2002. Inheriting my father’s Swiss legacy, including his appreciation for nature and his love of adventure, I became an avid cyclist, hiker/trekker, skier/snowboarder, competitive triathlete, and adventurist. Earning my college degree in 1997, which continues to be a source of pride, I was presented with some extraordinary travel and photography opportunities.
I have been fortunate to have seen many countries of the world: Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Austria, England, Scotland, Corsica, Nepal, Galapagos Island, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Caymans, Cozumel, and much of the United States. After 45 years of single life, I met and married Tom in 2010, and together we have been having such wonderful adventures. It has also been a special experience meeting Tom’s West Point classmate and their wives, joining them in many fabulous trips. I expect more adventures to come over the next twenty+ years with Tom.
- Pedaling Across America – 2014Every five years, the members of the West Point Class of 1969 meet to reminisce about the years since their graduation, to greet old friends, and to remember members of the class who had passed into the unseen Long Gray Line in the […]