Personal Bio

A bit about me:

There are a lot of connections between my work life and my personal life, but my unpaid pursuits are even more varied than my consulting projects.

As the mom of a quickly-growing and ever-changing young person, I can affirm what many mothers have said before me: being a parent is a full time job.

I love books, and occasionally I get around to reading them. My Goodreads list is way too long. I enjoy writing and am trying to create more time and space to do so. My current efforts can be found on my Gentle Kids Books blog.

I love rivers, trees, birds, mountains, and otters (sea and river); I do as much hiking, kayaking, rafting, and traveling as possible within the constraints of career, parenthood, and suburban obligations. I’m thankful to live so close to the American River to be able to work some of those things into my daily commute.

I love the planet and hope for better for the billions of people who live here. I care about too many social and environmental issues to list, and do my best to support a few of them financially. I hope soon to return to regular volunteerism.

Occasionally I crochet, sew, and go to major and minor league baseball games. I’m not a foodie, but I like to cook good food, and have shared recipes on my website.

Mostly: I like to forecast and plan for next steps. I like to get things done. I don’t settle.


Why even have a website? Here are a few reasons…

  • Primarily, inertia.
  • I’ve had the domain for 20 years now and I’m loath to give it up.
  • I don’t use social media (other than LinkedIn, a bit).
  • I have this crazy idea that the Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny page is still actually useful.
  • Although I left behind my web developer career long ago, there’s still a bit of it left inside me.