I grew up in Miami, Florida, my mother, Scandinavian, and my father, Cuban. Their mixture of cultures sparked a desire to become immersed in different cultures, so I joined the Navy. I was stationed in Japan for four years and Rota Spain for three years. While in Japan, I vacationed in Hong Kong and Korea. During my stay in Spain, I backpacked for three weeks through 7 countries. My experience in the Navy opened up a whole new world filled with people who expressed fascinating beliefs, traditions, and ideas, inspiring me to become a teacher and mentor.
After I retired from the Navy, I pursued my passion for teaching. I am a Master Certified Microsoft Instructor, CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer, Dale Carnegie High Impact presenter, and curriculum developer with over 25 years of experience facilitating engaging, interactive training from Salesforce concepts to Microsoft Office for diverse audiences. In October of 2021, I received a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a major in Software Development. (Summa Cum Laude) from ECPI University.
Over the years, I have built a reputation among my repeat clientele for my passion and unique ability to reach beginners and challenging the more advanced by connecting their interests via relatable analogies and hands-on projects. Additionally, I use my artistic and theatrical talents to create a visual and fun learning connection.