I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and lived there most of my life. I currently reside in Beijing and have lived in China for almost 4 years. As a new phase of my life, I will be moving to Latin America in August 2015. I enjoy movies, reading, and computers. I have circumnavigated the globe. I have been south of the equator twice. I once navigated a 19,000 ton US Navy ship through the Atlantic ocean. I have been to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto Canada. I have lots of experience in teaching English overseas. I enjoy helping people learn new skills.