When working as a geologist out on the Arctic Ocean, premature detonation of TNT took both my eyes, my right hand and half of my left, and perforated both eardrums. I returned to Boston University, earned an MA, married, and raised three children. Early career positions include life insurance agent, President of a race relations organization, and theater manager. I then served as President of National Braille Press for 32 years. I’ve served on six nonprofit boards and have been to six continents, more than 35 countries including remote villages in Tanzania, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea.