Graduated with a degree in tourism at the Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua.
* 2005 - Spanish tutoring at Nicaragua School of Spanish (NSS) in San Juan del Sur.
* 2007 - Continued tutoring and worked as a bartender and waitress at El Buen Gusto Restaurant in the evenings.
* 2007 - Logistics assistant for Stemonsa, a Swiss owned construction company until it closed in 2008.
* 2008 - Spanish tutor at the Association of Cultural Promotion Program (APC)
* 2009 - Head receptionist full time at Hotel La Estacion. I got my picture taken with the famous Canadian actor Justin Chatwen. Ha ha.
* 2015 - Worked for Aurora Beach Real Estate which is a rental and property management company
* 2016 - to present have been tutoring in the mornings at The Spanish School Spanish Ya in San Juan del Sur. It was a real coincidence when one of my students told me her son was a friend of Justin Chatwen and showed me a picture of them taken together.
I have worked for various other Spanish schools The work tends to be fragmented because most of the students come in the summer when tourism peaks and then there are very few opportunities the rest of the year, causing us to seek employment else where.
I have enjoyed tutoring because unlike teaching I have the flexibility to tailor my instruction to my student’s needs and desires. I’ve taught students from the U.S., Canada, Holland, Norway, Italy, Australia, Germany, Russia, Israel, Korea, Japan and Australia so I am a vicarious world traveler! One student who was a lot of fun was the director of the famous Circus of Soleil.
I live with my husband, Max, and my daughter, Janice, who is 14 years old.
My Mom was one of the first pioneers who had the vision for teaching Spanish in Nicaragua. She trained my sister and I and a large number of teachers in this area and ran several schools, so Spanish tutoring is the family business I grew up in. Unfortunately she dies last year of cancer. We inherited her parrot, Adela, who lives with us but we haven’t succeeded in teaching her to speak much Spanish or any other language for that matter. She does blow us kisses occasionally, though, which makes us smile.