Born the middle child of three girls and raised in Hingham Massachusetts, I am the daughter of a newspaper arts reporter and an engineer who owned a chain of retail stores.
Dubbed â€œhyperkineticâ€ by the family pediatrician, I was into EVERYTHINGâ€¦ early on it was finger paints and mud pies. Later I would save my allowance for model kits, paints, Shrinky Dinks, origami paper, fabric and clay.
But my earliest and fondest memories were of spending time with my dad in his workshop. He was a patient teacher, stressing safety but also allowing me access to his tools and materials.
Under his tutelage, I developed a deep respect for power tools, the mechanics of problem solving and quality craftsmanship.