Taking a new direction

Gypsy and Ottis planning the next installment.

Gypsy and Ottis planning the next installment.

My background is in teaching which spans primary school, teacher training and adult education. I have also worked with physically and intellectually disabled adults and helped them to develop literacy and numeracy skills.

I continue to teach in the area of music but my direction took an unexpected turn after developing a deep bond with a rescue bird about a decade ago.  My interest in animal welfare was sparked and the more I learned and connected with animals, the more my commitment grew. I got involved in animal care and read and studied a great deal, including taking a course called The World Peace Diet. I had been vegetarian since my twenties simply because I didn’t like the idea of meat but now my dietary choices took on a whole new meaning.

Inspired by a vision for a world where animals can live a life free of suffering, I established my publishing house Spiritwings Publications to produce books and educational materials for children and adults.