I was born in NY and after graduating art school went to Europe for a year studying Spanish in Spain and Italian in Italy. Traveled around Europe and wound up living and working in Rome, Italy for 6 years, mostly as production coordinator on feature films. Visited most countries in Europe and North Africa. Before returning home took a 6 month overland trip from Istanbul, thru Middle East: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Thailand, Malaysia to Singapore. Worked in film and TV for 20 years and then became an independent documentary filmmaker and have made several films in Guatemala and have traveled around South America. Speak French, Spanish and Italian fluently. Got married, adopted a baby from Romania, traveled to Europe and Central America with her, and now that she is out of college and my husband is retiring,we are free to roam! farther!