As both mother and grandmother, and as an artist and teacher, I am focusing my energies on a more environmentally balanced, peaceful and sustainable future for our global family. I volunteer for many various initiatives and projects both locally and abroad. I use my artistic practice to draw awareness to social issues. I travel to increase my understanding of the world I'm living in. And for the last 4 years, along with my husband Jeff, we have been building a small 'mom & pop' philanthropic start-up into an initiative that now spans 4 countries, has improved the lives of over 45,000 people and has been endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall.