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I retired in May 2020 after 30 years as a middle school teacher at a public school in Iowa, USA. I started teaching photography as part of my curriculum and within no time developed a passion for the art. I rarely wander far without my camera and enjoy experimenting with anything and everything I can capture "on film." I completed my first 365 project in 2012 and have jumped in occasionally since then. After my first year participating in the 365 Project, I noticed how it tremendously helped me improve my photography skills. Now that I have more time on my hands, I find myself itching to take photos as often as possible. This is a perfect outlet to help me hone my skills.

Photography is my passion, but my first love is my family. I've been married to my husband for 42 years, am the mother of two children, and grandmother of six wonderful grandchildren.