Born and raised in New York City, I moved to Canada in 1972 to finish university. A three year stay turned into a lifetime in Toronto. After completing a B.A. in sociology I worked at a wide range of jobs: at a shelter for abused women, as a typesetter, paste-up artist and designer, and an editor. During those years my primary vocation was as an activist for social change. After teaching community workers photography I became excited by the teaching experience. A few years later, after going back to school for a year, I found myself teaching photography in a mainstream high school in Toronto, where I still find myself twelve years later. I continue to divide my energies between teaching, creating art and generating social change.