Born in upstate N.Y. B.A. in English and Biology from Northern Illinois University and Ohio State University. Continued education classes towards B.A. in Design/Art 2004-2005. Lives in Southern Finland with her Husband Antti and their 2 cats Mr. Kitty and Lilikoi. Happy new mommy to the sweetest little wombat, Aki. Avid Science + nature enthusiast. Has been working in Early Childhood Education for the past 10 years both in Kindergarten and independently teaching/tutoring English through her company Appleberry.