I have been in recovery for 8 years. I find it very rewarding to share what I have learned and then help others who struggle with their own barriers in life. Originally from North Carolina, I still carry a Southern accent, but I fell in love with Vermont 14 years ago and it is here is I plan to stay. I love to paint and enjoy cruising galleries whenever I get the chance. I also enjoy reading and gardening. When the weather permits, you can often find me working away in my gardens covered in dirt and loving every minute of it.