I have raised two wonderful children on my own, while helping to create and run a very busy and succesful restaurant here in Portland Oregon. I have created a small side business as well designing florals from my studio here in my home. I have been blessed to have so much goodness sent my way. I will say however that it has been an incredibly difficult journey. I am the lone surviving child in my family and so I am the one dealing with and caring for my aging parents. I went through my divorce while in the midst of openeing the business, needless to say it was a super stressful and frightenening time for my children and my self. We went through some huge changes together. Food has given so much and has facinated me for years. I have recently dealt with my Father who has now passed and my current life partner being diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease. This has taken me on a new journey of nutrition and health and has lead me to a new passion. Teaching and helping people learn how to cook healthy, nutritious meals from scratch and on a budget. Our local Food Bank has a great program and I am loving volunteering as a chef instructor and helping people learn.
My Vision for the Future
A world where we can all feed our children and teach them love thru example. I want to change the way the world looks at its food. I want to teach the world the power of good nutrition and the power they all hold within themselves to heal what ails them on a budget. I want to let the world know that health and wealth do not go hand in hand. Good nutrition belongs to everyone, fresh food belongs to everyone,the skills and knowledge of good health and nutrition belong to us all.
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Men and Boys
My Region Interests
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- North America