My friends can attest to the fact that I’ve been a Guam history buff for quite a while. The history of this island is fascinating and not widely nor accurately known. I have put this website together to share my love and knowledge for the rich heritage I share with those who call Guam “home.”
I am also a writer. My affinity for the written word started in grade school. By the time I was in junior high school I was involved with the school newspaper. At 16 I secured my first job at the Pacific Daily News, the only local newspaper on Guam.
In 1986 I left the editorial staff of the paper for my husband and two and a half years of sailing throughout the Pacific. During this time I wrote articles for the paper about my travels. We anchored in Noumea, New Caledonia in 1988 and settled down for almost 3 years. While there I worked for the South Pacific Commission as a Communications Officer, traveling to most of the Pacific islands.
We returned to Guam in 1990 and by the following year I had earned a Master’s Degree in Human Relations. Along with my husband and a colleague from the South Pacific Commission, I opened World Connexions Inc. a very successful event planning business. A spate of direct hits by typhoons and an earthquake registering 8.2 on the richter scale devastated the island and caused me to close the business in 1993.
It is then that I began my career in nonprofit organizational development and management. I started as the Executive Director of the Guam Humanities Council, an organization I returned to after a stint as Executive Director of the Consortium of Pacific Arts and Culture, in Honolulu, Hawaii and later as CEO of the Guam Chapter of American Red Cross.
These varied experiences have contributed to my love of people, travel, history and culture. I believe that knowledge of the past contributes to the success of the future and knowledge of the world around us, enhances our ability to contribute locally. I hope this site inspires those with an interest in Guam history and facilitates genealogical research of Guam families. It also provides me with an opportunity to share my writing with others as well as display photos of my travels throughout the world.