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I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My family was Catholic and I attended parochial school. I moved to Sonoma County in 1983, the same year my daughter was born. I also have one step-daughter and five grandchildren. I am married to Louie Salazar, also an active member of the Center.
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Born in Santa Rosa, I have enjoyed living in Sonoma County for most of my adult life, leaving only when marriage or job opportunities took me elsewhere.
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I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and my high school years included music, art, acting, and basketball. I went to undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, majoring in both research and clinical psychology.
Exposed to meditation and Eastern thought in the 1970s, I began a lifelong journey and quest for teaching, teachers, and methods that made more sense to me than my rigorous Presbyterian upbringing.
I completed my Master's Degree in Economic Geography at UC Berkeley while working for NASA on technology transfer projects, one focus of my studies. Later I worked as a teaching assistant and lead research assistant on an NIH quality of life study at UC Medical Center, San Francisco.
After moving to Sonoma County and raising a stepson, I worked in construction, built my own house, and also worked as a bookkeeper, laborer, painter, and small business consultant.
I first came to the Center during the early part of my training as a sign language interpreter and real time captioner, which is what I do now. Our teachings caressed my battered but eager soul, nurturing me, and providing me with a home place to reach and stretch.
I love learning and I’m curious to know how everything and everyone works. I enjoy a variety of crafts and have been making quilts for my grandnieces and nephews as they arrive. I read extensively, take walks, and practice yoga.
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