A native of Cleveland, I came to Vermont to attend Middlebury College, after which I joined the Peace Corps and worked as a school teacher in the Western hills of Nepal. Returning, I attended the London School of Economics (Postgrad. Dipl. Social Anthropology), then went on to earn a law degree (Cleveland-Marshall Law School). I spent the next twenty years as a public defender, first in Colorado, then Vermont, and finally in Texas, where I defended capital cases.
In the mid-1990s, seeking a different way of working with people, I attended Antioch New England Graduate School (M.A., Psychology), and began my current career as a therapist. I have been a licensed counseling psychologist for the past eighteen years in Montpelier, where I have made my home and my family for the past thirty years.