I've taught music, did theater (as everything from wardrobe mistress, to electrician, to leading lady), worked as a research consultant, run an Irish dance school, run an import and dance supply business, assisted in the kitchen of a high end Japanese restaurant, worked in hotel middle management, served a very brief stint as an Army recruit, then some years in firefighting and EMS before being injured in the line of duty. I've provided home health and hospice care for several years while also working as a freelance writer, content and copy editor, and letterer.
Now, I'm still employed at my home health and hospice agency, though I'm coming off of a lengthy medical leave and don't have any new patients. Meanwhile, I'm still writing, editing, and lettering. I'm also starting an online book and lifestyle boutique, and I may in the not too distant future get into appraising, curating, and dealing art and rare books.