I’ve been told I have a natural soothing and comforting manner. It’s also handy when dealing with the infirm, dementia, infants, toddlers and just plain difficult and challenging people. My international involvement started early with travel and in-laws from different countries. I am past president of Denver Sister Cities International, the local affiliate of the Sister Cities International global citizen diplomacy network found in over 134 counties. I am the mother of two young adult daughters and I enjoys music, dancing, exploring new things, movies, cooking, sewing and reading.