My goal is to love more and fear less, have gratitude, live in the present, remain curious and treat life as a wondrous adventure.
Although I was born in New Orleans I spent my childhood in South Africa. I returned to America in my early 20s to meet my biological father. I worked as a Pan Am Flight Attendant in New York City and London for two years.
Bud Queen, my husband and hearts companion, and I live in a log cabin in the woods next to Rocky Creek near Forsyth, GA.
We enjoy canoe camping, hiking, backpacking and sailing. Our outdoor adventures are mostly in the Southeast but also include Alaska, California, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, Wyoming, Florida and sailing in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We lead trips for Macon’s Georgia Wilderness Society at
My book “Earth, the Forgotten Temple: A Spirit Quest in the Wilderness” was published in 2000. It's about my spiritual journey while hitchhiking on sailboats in the Bahamas, canoe camping in the Everglades and Suwannee River and solo backpacking in the North Georgia mountains.