Bio

Before

Penn State, BS Business

A decade in the commercial and residential interior design  & construction business (USA)

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7 years as a language consultant for business executives (Hamburg, Germany)

concurrently

5 year education in stoneware and glazes,  Keramik Art Studio  (Meisterschule), Hamburg, Germany

concurrently

2 years private ceramic studio with exhibitions, Hamburg, Germany

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10 year restoration of a 1670 stone farmhouse with outbuildings, Acqui Terme, Italy

concurrently

8 years as an innkeeper, ceramic artist and cooking instructor, Acqui Terme, Italy

creative retreat planner and host

creative coaching and mentoring 

concurrently

Author, True Vines, Gemelli Press, 2012

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Now

artist and creative consultant 

Current projects: 

Historic restoration of a 1830 "Fachwerk" (exposed beam)  barn into atelier and workshop space

Renovation of a tiny house in the wine hills of Piedmont, Italy into a small holiday residence 

Guide book for food and wine for Piedmont, Italy

Design and Development of Babarolo, an international online shop selling Piedmont wines and gifts in Germany and the rest of Europe

Private creative and entreneurship guidance practice 

Continuous art and ceramics practice