I love to visit the California missions with my family. I especially enjoy learning about the founder of the first nine missions, Saint Junípero Serra. This passion led me to write “Saint Junípero Serra: Making Sense of the History and Legacy” (CreateSpace, 2015). After its publication, I took my son’s advice that I should write a book for children about Saint Serra. He recommended that it be called “Who Was Saint Junípero Serra?” (Tau, 2016). The third book in my missions trilogy is “Meet Pablo Tac: Indian from the Far Shores of California” (CreateSpace, 2015).
In addition to writing articles in “Catholic San Francisco”, “California Teacher”, “Today’s Catholic Teacher” and the online publication “Crux”, I have been a guest speaker to church and service groups and on The Busted Halo Show.
I received a B.A. in Social Science from the University of Great Falls (Montana) and M.A. in Catholic School Teaching from the University of San Francisco. I have been a teacher in the schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 1997.