I have a BS Chemistry 1973, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and an MS Chemistry 1974, University of California, Berkeley. For 40 years, I worked in chemistry and pharmaceutical research. About half that period was in laboratory research and half in research management. My first job in 1974 was with Mallinckrodt in St. Louis, MO as a research chemist. I stayed with that organization for my entire career, through seven mergers and acquisitions, and retired in 2013 from the position of research director.
I'm a lifelong outdoorsman. When I was younger I was primarily a hunter and fisherman. As I've become older I spend more time hiking, camping, birding and paddling and also do a lot of nature photography. I maintain a web page on the National Park system, http://www.campingintheparks.com/
Other interests include renovating houses, travel, reading, and restoring old cars. I've been a part-time resident and property owner in Cedar Key since 2011 and a full-time resident for about a year.
I worked as an RN (Hospice, Oncology, Psychiatry), Yoga teacher, massage therapist. BA Psychology, MSW. Grew up in NYC; moved to VT in 1989 (from mid-town Manhattan to Bridgewater Corners, VT) .
I discovered Cedar Key three years ago and am really enjoying the challenge of learning about such a different environment; the birds, trees, flowers, butterflies. I love being outdoors: hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming. I have completed the Freshwater Wetlands module of the Florida Master Naturalist course and hope to do the others.
I haves 2 sons and 4 grandchildren, all in VT. I am an avid Geocacher! It helps me discover new places to hike and explore nature.