I am a very interesting person who is involved in many different activities. I am very active. I am very caring and have a good sense of humor. I taught in Fairfax County Public Schools for 34 years, having retired at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. I love kids and still stay connected to education through my tutoring business and selling Usborne Books. I am also very involved with training animals, horses and dogs mostly. I have 2 Morgan horses, both I have raised from babies. Larissa is now 29 years old and retired. Butterflykisses, my new horse, is just 5 years old but I have owned her since she was 5 months old. She will soon be ready to ride and show. I also have a German Shepherd named Woody. I play French Horn in the City of Fairfax Band, something I have done for many years. I create ceramic items and am starting to free-hand wood carve. I am currently carving a full-size carousel horse. I am a lover of amusement parks. In particularly I am a carousel enthusiast and love to ride whenever I find them.I just returned home from the National Carousel Association convention, of which I am a member. I am a retired athlete on the US Paralympic Team in swimming and still compete at this level in equestrian sports. I love life! I own my own home. I can't think of anything else!