I speak and write about genealogy from Spokane, Washington, USA, as well as teach both beginning and intermediate courses in Online Genealogy through my local community college district. My regular career is working with special needs students at the junior high level in my local school district. I consider three locations my "home" and blog frequently about them: Alaska (where I was born and grew up); Michigan (where most of my genealogical research takes place); and Eastern Washington (my residence since 1979). My family includes two adult children who currently live with me, and a playful tabby who enjoys attacking my quilt-covered feet in the early morning hours. I speak to genealogical and historical societies and other groups in the Pacific Northwest. If you would like me to make a presentation to your group or would like to see my list of topics, please contact me.