I was born in West Hebron, NY in 1973 and lived there until I was 10. It was, quite simply, a wonderful place to grow up, full of genuine, caring people who I still consider to be like family. In 1984 my family moved to Harare, Zimbabwe where my father became the assistant pastor of the City Presbyterian Church. Again, fate smiled my way. Despite a tantrum or two (or eight) during my early days in a strange land, the next three years opened my eyes to a world that was infinitely bigger, more diverse, but just as loving as the one I first grew up in.
I returned to the United States for the end of junior high and high school. I attended Lehigh University and earned a degree in Journalism with a minor in African American history. In the fourteen years since college I have put together a motley resume, interspersed with a number of travel adventures. I've been a teacher, an assistant office manager, an executive assistant and - ever so briefly - an extra on a TV show. I've lived in Philly, Los Angeles and now in New York. I've been lucky enough to travel across this beautiful country quite a few times, twice by car, once by Greyhound and now, finally, on my own two feet.
If you are reading this, I sincerely hope we get to meet along the way. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.