Grew up north of Boston, have played music since I was 6 and currently direct and manage a Latin Jazz ensemble, attended Mount Holyoke, U of A in Tucson, and got my MSW [master of social work] at SF State. Have been in Bay Area since 1996, worked for over 7 years with homeless families, have been working with children in foster care for nearly 10 years. I did overnight cat-sitting for years in various homes, and have a reference from several former clients. I tend towards a vegetarian diet and a healthy lifestyle. I lived in Nicaragua for 2 years with Peace Corps and am functionally fluent in Spanish. I'm known to be responsible, conscientious, reliable, communicative, thoughtful, friendly, and will take good care of your space!