My parents were from Austria, but I was born and raised in New York City. I married young, had a son, and attended business school before going to work for a pulp and paper company.
I came to Memphis with my husband, who was a psychiatrist, in 1971. After my divorce during the 80's I went back to work for the Memphis School Board, doing photography and working on the newsletter for the Adopt-a-School Program. I also got involved in various volunteer activities, including becoming a docent at Brooks Art Museum.
I took the Leadership for an Independent Future classes in 1995, and really enjoyed the fellowship. I also found the classes to be very interesting and informative; we learned so much about the various kinds of assistance available to seniors, and this has helped me be effective at the Senior Link Hotline. There are so many seniors with needs, and it's very gratifying to point them in the right direction when they need help.