I have always been a person who had to stay busy. When I got off the school bus, I ran up the long driveway every day! While watching TV as a child I had to keep my hands busy, usually embroidering. New Paltz, NY was a fabulous place to grow up, as well as, a great place to raise my three children. I have an AAS Degree in restaurant management and have been in the food service industry most of my life. After being very involved in my children’s education, they graduated from college, left home and I realized that I wanted to help guide other children towards independence and success. I earned my TA Certification and became a 1:1 aide to a ten-year old autistic boy for 2 years (a very successful relationship) and a general education TA for one year before moving to North Carolina this August. Currently I am enjoying spending time with my one-year old grandson. They don’t get any sweeter than he is!