Originally from France, grew up in Melbourne, lived in Paris, Versailles, London, New York City, Halifax, and now here in the East Bay with a teenage daughter. I am humbled by the beauty of this part of the world, enjoy hiking, people's kind, creative and open perspective, and not being as cold as in Canada. I love children, starting from day 1 to full-blown adult. I enjoy eating California produce as well as keeping a healthy lifestyle through strength training and meditation. I speak a fair bit of German but won't say I'm fluent. I like to sing in Russian.