I wear many hats, so I created this page to give a more complete picture of who I am and what I'm about. Here are some assorted tidbits about me, my various projects, interests, and activities.
CircleOurEarth.com & World Travel Tips
I created a travel Web site called CircleOurEarth.com. The site started as way for me to chronicle my adventures traveling around the world, but it eventually morphed into a larger project. I'm still figuring out what direction I want to take with it, but it has a lot of information about international travel.
Hosting & Assisting Travelers
I love to get involved in communities by volunteering (whether I'm in my hometown or away traveling).
I've volunteered at an orphanage in Cambodia, a children's craft workshop in Thailand, a small school at the Melawar Palm Oil Plantation in Borneo, and at various organizations in India (such as the Dharavi Project, Gramshree, Sambhali Trust, Food For Life, HelpAge India)
In Austin, I spent two years as a volunteer ESL teacher for an organization called Literacy Austin. I assisted a small group of adults (from Mexico, Thailand, Morocco, Guinea, and China) in improving their English skills.
I've taught numerous plastic bag crochet and waste recycling workshops (full list of events here), and I'm
a regular volunteer for Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary in Dripping Springs (I photograph adoptable animals, assist at fundraising events, and take ridiculous photos of animals sitting on Santa Claus's lap).