I want to help par­ents and chil­dren who are in trou­ble. I was a defi­ant teenag­er myself and I under­stand the rough jour­ney towards auton­o­my. I rebelled against an auto­crat­ic father; I broke the law and trav­eled the world. At 15 I hitch­hiked in Europe. By the time I was 22 I was liv­ing in Tchad, Africa speak­ing French.

I have taught Eng­lish in dif­fer­ent coun­tries; I let my life speak fol­low­ing the Quak­er faith; I vol­un­teer in prison with a pro­gram called Alter­na­tives to Violence.