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I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for General Electric in Syracuse for a number of years designing data processor boards
for radar systems. After a stint in graduate school, I decided to devote my time and attention to raising my family and
volunteering as a leader for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Along the way I started a home-based sewing business. I altered bridal and formal wear, did household sewing and mending, and designed and made dance costumes for several local dance schools. I recently retired my business but I love teaching people to sew and plan to offer sewing instruction in the near future.
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that I am actually a fifth generation seamstress. I also have some maker genes in my family line. My great grandfather invented the Gearhart Runner Knitter circular sock knitting machine for the home-based cottage industry market. That machine made numerous socks for soldiers during WWI. My father was a cartographer, so maps are in my blood as well. I’ve dabbled with a lot of different craft forms (Mom's influence) and have made a lot of pretty wacky and interesting things. I have a strong affinity for the maker community and am really excited that Syracuse is planning its first Maker Faire in the spring of 2021.