About the Author

Born in New Jersey, in close proximity to New York City, I have lived and worked in southern Big Sur since 1973. I have lived a life of rugged interaction with the elements of nature, in the wildest area of this region. Arriving here in the forest with a group of hardy souls, and making my way through the intense commitment and hard work of creating a ranch from scratch, I learned how to make the most out of the least. I learned the true meaning of the saying "Less is more." My activities here include raising a ranch from the raw land, including various structures, barns, and outbuildings, creating and maintaining a dairy and fruit business, and raising my family, while writing and making artistic items by hand. I have a highly respected local food distribution business and am a working artist. I am the author of "Prevail: Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory". I am a life coach, specializing in helping women who feel a need to reconnect with what matters to them, define their own success, and find a way to use what is going on today to help them achieve their goals. I help with issues of personal worth, purpose, and connection, offering the fruits of my own experience in an effort to pass along the lessons of life in a constructive way. I am the mother of three grown sons, as well as a grandmother of three boys and one girl. I have served on various boards and community organizations for many years, including the school board that established an independent school district in this area. I currently serve on the Planning Process for the California Coastal Trail, Big Sur section. I am the local representative for the Big Sur Multi Agency Advisory Committee. My local business affiliations are numerous, including membership in the Professional Women's Network of the Monterey Peninsula. I am inducted into the Woman of the Year Circle of the National Association of Professional Women. My business is recognized by the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating. I am listed in the registry of the Continental Who's Who.

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