●2015-present Personal Art Retreat (MEXICO, ARGENTINA, VIETNAM)
Focusing on creating art (writing, painting, stitching, drawing) and connecting with artists.
●2015 Author of White Crane Spreads Its Wings
Novel currently under submission to publishers via Fuse Literary Agency.
●2o12-2014 English Governess (Hangzhou, CHINA)
Served the family of China’s most-admired billionaire.
●2011-2012 Teacher/Vice Principal, Beilin International Education (Beijing, CHINA)
Instrumental in spearheading the growth of a private English-immersion kindergarten from its initial enrollment of six students to over 150 in six months. Managed a team of 24 foreign teachers. Developed Lucky Baby program based on the latest research in infant language acquisition.
●2009 Author of The New Global Student (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
Published by Random House/Crown in the States. Hailed as the go-to guide for American parents and students seeking opportunities to study abroad. Valued resource for international workshops.
●2005-2011 Lead Consultant, Bold School Group (GLOBAL)
Offered English coaching and transition services to global clients.
●2003-2004 Private English Coach (Beaverton, Oregon, USA)
Worked with international Nike executives to improve their English presentation skills.
●1998-2010 Owner/Trainer, Real-World Mindfulness Training (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Developed and taught a technique for helping students improve their attention. Published an online newsletter with thousands of subscribers in over 100 countries. Featured in over 150 print and web media outlets around the world.
●1988-1990 ESL Instructor, Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon, USA)
Taught conversation and debate classes for students of the English Language Institute.
●1983-1988 Teacher/Curriculum Developer, FEC (Aomori, JAPAN)
Instructed hundreds of children and adults at a four-chain school in northern Japan.
●1982 B.S. in psychology/Asian studies, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington USA
●1981-82 Participated in UPS Pacific Rim Study Abroad program in nine countries