What a fun way to spend my Saturdays! Since joining ECYS as a marketing assistant in October, 2007 my Saturday fun job has become much more than this – I have joined a family of professionals who adore sailing, the water and selling boats – quite an extraordinary perk for me! A Wisconsin native, I spent a year abroad in Australia as a senior in high school and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison four years later. I began my professional life as a legal secretary/assistant and paralegal and worked for law firms in Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Maine. As a graduate of a Big Ten school in the field of English/Secondary Education, it did take me quite a while to actually consider going into the field of teaching, but this I did in 1995. Having taught in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, I moved to Maine in 2002 with my family and began teaching at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine a year later. I currently teach Grade 12 students in this very diverse community where my focus is the teaching of writing. When I am not gazing upon the gorgeous boats in our ECYS showroom, teaching at LHS, swimming laps or rowing my ergometer, I can be found in Brunswick, Maine where I live with my daughter.