I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I attended St. Leander's Catholic School in San Leandro and graduated from Chabot College in Hayward.
My wonderful husband and I were married in 1982 and we moved to Placerville in 1989. We have four amazing children, two girls and two boys. Our eldest child is attending Folsom Lake College, she is studying to be a physical therapist. I have another daughter studying at UC Irvine, majoring in Dance and Psych. My Son is attending San Jose State and is majoring in Bio Med Engineering and last but not least my youngest son is attending Union Mine High School.
I am bilingual - my other language being Spanish but I also speak some French. I have been a Third Order Carmelite for over 10 years now; so the Eucharist, the Scriptures and the Liturgy of the Hours are all a major focus for me along with silence and solitude. The Lay Carmelites are contemplatives living and seeking a prayerful presence in a modern world.