Raised in “the boondocks” near Chicago, I enjoyed a rough and tumble childhood.  My three siblings and I walked to grammar school and were bussed to high school.  We all learned to swim early due to our parents’ preference for Lake Michigan vacation spots.

I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology.  I taught 7&8th grade English till I married and raised a family. I graduated from a Chicago seminary, served. three churches, and retired in 2012.

My second husband, Rick Lambert, and I moved to the SSC in May of 2012.  Since then we have enjoyed boundless contentment in the wilderness.