The Baltic fjords and the flat green marshes between Germany and Denmark are my home. When I was six years old, my older brothers taught me how to sail by simply pushing me off the shore in a little nutshell sailing boat called "Optimist." It made for a somewhat nerve-wracking learning experience and it took me a while before I was able to forgive my brothers. But the optimist remained. The name became my motto, and to this day I enjoy adventures and am a passionate traveller.
When I finished college, I pushed my boat off the shore once more to explore the United States. Since then my family and I have enjoyed both places as part of our lives. Having roots in both, the US and Europe, has allowed for an interesting perspective on both cultures and their respective places in the world.
While straddling a bicultural life, the natural world, especially Utah's outdoors, have become an indispensable part of my life. Here, I find peace and refuge from the fast pace of life, I regroup with my family, and I feel a strong sense of belonging.
I started teaching when I was 23 and have since taught all age levels at various learning institutions. Teaching at a Waldorf school is for me the