I grew up in So Cal and have lived on both coasts, as far north as Fairbanks Alaska and down to Phoenix Arizona. During my college years I competed in swimming, rowing and flat-water kayak. I now have a love for cycling especially on the quiet back roads in beautiful settings. I moved to Portland in 1992 and bought my house in 2001. For many years I hosted international students and one day soon I hope to visit many of them in their countries. I’ve been working on my home for the past 10 years and I think now it’s what one could call “finished” ..… I’m calling it finished. One of my projects was to convert the garage into a studio where I can goof off doing fused glass. You will notice some unique pieces around the house and many more in the studio are for sale if you "just gotta have it" :-) I like to visit natural hot springs and dream of one day owning my own little oasis tucked in the mountains somewhere. I’m a lover of little critters and grow a garden with the birds in mind. This year the squirrel ate all of my cherries, often while he kept a taunting eye on me! It was a bad year for cherries so I didn’t mind so much that he got all 15 of them.