is of Croatian, Irish and Cherokee American descent. Born in Alsace (Germany). And, raised in a Thai village. (Thai was her first language.)
Her parents, both American born, moving herself and her family back to the States (America) at a young age (primarily, the greater Pacific Northwest, with yet a brief and wonderful stint in the Carolina’s) as she excelled in the Art’s (and Sports) — drawing and painting — subsequently winning several awards and commissions. Leading her to enroll in college level classes at 15 (i.e.: science) at a local community college and then on to a major Northwest University at age 16 (Seattle).
Ultimately, with said University scholarships, transferring to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) on 2 full scholarships, a Peabody Grant and granted a one years’ advance standing in the Masters program of [sustainable] Architecture and Urban Planning.
As a Teachers Assistant (@ MIT), she taught graduate level design classes her first year, and went on to graduate with full honors (M Arch) in the ’80s /’90s] (re: “honors”, as a graduate student, included one of four graduate students selected to attend and fully participate on the Admissions Graduate Committee Panel for the following years’ incoming graduate students (MIT/ Harvard [combined program] Architecture, Design and [sustainable] Urban Planning).
In the early 90’s, she worked for several architecture/planning firms from Colorado to San Francisco, focusing typically on historical and sustainable architecture — primarily the States, North America … yet, including projects in Australia (i.e.: Melbourne; c/o: San Francisco office)… throughout the remainder of the decade.
Unfortunately, early on she had suffered a debilitating impact injury then a sports injury further aggravated while rock climbing in Colorado.
This set her back, professionally as well as personally, a few years temporarily limiting her ability to physically accomplish her creative work (re: ripping some and bruising her [cardiovascular] ligaments, a snapped rib (aka: pain!) — all exacerbated by a previous minimal impact injury (seriously misdiagnosed, at the time) … prior, to a running/climbing mishap.
The healing process was long and diligent and took, a seeming, endless barrage of (often) conflicting recommendations and regimine’s concerning physical therapies, specialist’s — and physicians (many… too many) until… Sport’s Medicine and natural modalities (her choice)… finally… worked!
Finding herself recovering from semi – paralysis then, subsequently, embarking on her own medical search… and, then final ultimate prognosis. And, healing regime.(Daunting.) She later eschewed, even, conventional physicians and modalities (her own reasons) and formed a more progressive and dynamic team. A rigorous nutrition regiment i.e. seeming, excessive consumption of farm fresh baby carrots, fresh from the ground, or selected from local farmer’s markets — fresh from the ground (subsequently, one summer, turning bright yellow — normally, an olive-y colored person, one [elite] physician, aghast, assumed she had jaundice.
She eschewed him as well.)
She does not eat animals. (Though, consumed copious amounts of Reeses Peanut Cups. Psychic benefits truly worked wonders. Highly reccomended.) Then sticking primarily to a “veggie”/fish diet (as a child, she was raised in Thailand near fish markets. Natural move…) and in general, selective natural/traditional homeopathic and sports medicine regime.
(And, a highly recommended Sport’s medicine recovery program.)
In the interim (latter part of the 90’s to early – mid 2000’s, she worked, sub contracted and consulted, primarily, for Art’s/music and cultural/tech — entrepreneurial — some corporate (ethical)… many non profit… and [GREEN] sustainable organization’s (i.e.; farming/land use, agriculture) — again, both for – profit and non-profit organizations. (Working/volunteering, as well, for “at risk kids” organizations; i.e.: Catholic Charaties, L (and, when time permits… still does) and, Symphonies.
Lots of them. (And/or their musical and art affiliates.) She organized, administrated, funded and attended many… many performances.
A lot of concerts.
And, listened (and listened. Really “listened”…) to a lot of music. (These? Sans music?She calls the “terrible years”.) She wrote her movies.
And, in the interim (while healing — working ultimately with both Native and Eastern/Western medical modalities…) she wrote… developed a lot of scripts. She wrote as lot of movies.
Today, she is currently (and, almost entirely) healed again (via: Native/ Eastern/ Western modalities) and some osteopathic/homeopathic medicine [well-chosen] (of her own choosing. And, unfortunately, entirely of her own/own resources “pocket book”). And,
is now, happily, back to “tinkering” again on a few architectural and renovation projects (some Art assemblage/montage… some model building… former renovation’s/clients updated… further revised) — and, of course…
back to painting. And, drawing (her love).
She is now implementing them. She is, now, implementing her scripts. Her “script development(s)”… her movies. Her American (North American) movies.
Hope you like them.
PEACE. (D O H I Y I.)