Born in Washington, DC, I have lived in a variety of places, including Maryland, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Ohio, South Carolina, and now Arizona since 1999. Along with the many different states I've lived in, my education and career paths have also been varied. With Master's degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Accounting, I've worked as an engineer, an accountant, and a children's book author. I even hit the New York Times Bestsellers list for children's books twice! Working with children as an author during school visits sparked my desire to help children in a broader way. And now, my experience with non-profit organizations as their auditor and accountant enables me to join my financial expertise with my passion for making a difference in the lives of children as a member of Higher Ground.