My bio? I'll upload it one of these days...
In the meantime, I'll tell you that having lived in several continents, I've worn many hats -and loved each one of them.
I enjoy finding and meeting the needs of my community -wherever I am, in whatever capacity I can. I may be called conference organizer, trainer, mentor, architect, designer, editor, artist, teacher, student, translator -but I am always a connector, a creator, a builder. I don't see obstacles, but opportunities; not walls, but doors.
I drew and painted before I could walk and to this day it is my preferred way of expression, the best brainstorming technique and de-stressing remedy. Large scale is my territory, the bigger the better. The eye of the architect seeks the space and grasps the big picture without losing sight of the details, a process thinker.
Areas of Expertise
Artist, organizer, brainstormer, Architecture and Urban Design, educator, Presenter/Speaker, Trainer/Training Development
An idea worth spreading
1. Believe the incredible and you will do the impossible. 2. One CAN make a difference. 3. Insanity = doing the same thing again and again (Einstein) 4. You are loved, you are love, love! 5. Those that say it canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t be done should get out of the way of those doing it.
I'm passionate about
Art, community impact, teamwork, design, problem solving, big ideas followed by action, education, traveling, music, good food and good friends, after dinner conversations long into the night.
Talk to me about
Opportunities, ways to be part of the solution, worthy causes around the world, projects that make a difference or involve problem solving current issues, art, empowerment, values and creativity
People don't know I'm good at
People that know me know what I am good at, others need only ask.
My TED story
I am inspired by the TED dynamics, the infectious-challenging-brief-eye-opening presentations, and the people that go beyond the edge to make them happen.
Shortly after joining TED.com I moderated a conversation on the current role of creativity in education that become the top debate on the site at the time. I was humbled to discover that I had struck a cord of huge relevance to people the world over, and that they were willing to get over their own experiences or failures for the sake of the next generation. The online debate gave place to solid friendships across the borders and new, concrete initiatives. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€žÂ¢Ã‚Â¬ That's what TED is for ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€žÂ¢Ã‚Â¬
Art installation and stage manager in the 1st two local TEDx events in The Woodlands.