I have lived in Hainesport, New Jersey, with my husband Keba for twenty-three years, ever since leaving England. Our daughters, Becky and Lorna, both went to Hainesport School K through 8th grade, then on to Rancocas Valley Regional High School, and later Penn State University.
In 2008 I graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College, VT, adding to the Masters of Chemical Engineering I obtained as a young woman in London. I am currently the Vice-President of the Import Consultancy business my husband began in 2010, Global Bridge LLC, based in Hainesport. In addition, I teach English at Rowan College at Burlington County, as an Adjunct, and poetry at West Windsor Art Center. I am also a published poet and translator, whose books include Under Dark Waters (Able Muse Press, 2018), Sisters & Courtesans (White Violet Press, 2014) and The Selected Poems of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (Barefoot Muse Press, 2013).
I served four years on the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Board, and a three year term on the Board of Education for BCIT and BCSSSD. I am honored to have been elected to a three-year term serving the residents of Hainesport. I have already begun working toward completing the Sustainable Jersey Municipal Certification process for the township.
A keen fitness enthusiast, I can regularly be found taking classes at Orange Theory in Moorestown, or walking our miniature schnauzer, Piper, around Hainesport’s District 3.