Born and raised in Germany I am a bit of a gipsy and over the last three decades I have moved homes many, many times and lived in Canada, the UK and the US. I met my American husband during the early days of online dating and we got married on my 42nd birthday in the lovely city of Bath in England. Ten years later, after multiple moves across the US and Europe, we decided to take a huge leap of faith and quit our jobs in London and fulfilled our long-standing dream of settling down in the Pacific Northwest. Here we live in Bellingham, WA, a quirky seaside town with beautiful views across the ocean, islands and snow-capped mountains.

Professionally I have worn many hats over the years: I flew around the world as a flight attendant for Lufthansa, did corporate sales in London, managed I.T. projects in southern England, ran a small boutique hotel in the Pacific Northwest, freelanced as a real estate photographer in Massachusetts, worked as a secretary at a New England college and the registrar at an international school in Germany. I found my true passion late in life when I started my own web design business following our relocation to Washington State. The Luminous Elephant was my first web project and I am so thrilled to still be managing all aspects of this website. I have known Madelyn for many years and I love what she has created here... a truly unique space filled with love, creativity and happiness! 

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