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JoyWrites is the story of my life.

My JoyWrites logo depicts a crane flying across the darkness, through the magical wonder of letters and into a blue sky, bright with clouds.   

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This illustrates what writing has always been for me, gathering letters to make words, shaping the words into stories and always looking for the positive, the bright blue sky. When I sit in a crowded space filled with people I see stories all around me. I’ve written through every class and life event, and then taught others to write.

As a financial advisor, I worked with many clients, helping create the script so their lifetime dreams could come true. But then, illness started a new chapter for me, one I turned into a book to support other patients as they navigated the choppy waters of long-term illness. And then I wrote another book about friendship and the power of kindness and generosity to change a community.

Now, as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, I’m fortunate to build partnerships with others trying do good in the world - whether through their family, business or nonprofit organization. It is as if every strand of my life has braided together into a focus on those 3 C’s: Creativity, Communication and Compassion.

My experiences have taught me to find the positive path forward and search for the good I can do. My life is still all about the stories.