I have been involved with the Camino de Santiago and attending to pilgrims on and off since 1995, when I started my first pilgrimage from the cathedral of Chartres, France. Since then I have made the pilgrimage many times, both alone and with friends; once by bike in 2011; and numerous times since. I stopped listing the years on my profile because I stopped requesting the Compostela upon arrival in Santiago a number of years back, and the times I am out on the road tend to blur together at this point! I have also worked on the Camino as an hospitalero, and am currently one of the volunteers responsible for caring for the Church of Santa María de Eunate in Muruzábal, Spain. I have organized numerous pilgrimages for parishes, schools, universities, pilgrim's associations, etc., over the years, and I presently work as a freelance tour guide here in Navarra and on the Camino. My particular responsibility with the company with which I work involves helping parishes, religious communities and other Christian groups organize and make their pilgrimages to the tomb of St. James, but I work with other types of groups as well. In true Camino fashion, I love meeting, walking, and helping anyone who wishes to make the pilgrimage to Santiago, whatever their background and motivation.
Free-lance tour guide, translator, ESOL teacher.
- Year of past OR future Camino
Via Turonense (1995)
Camino Francés (1996; 1999; 2001; 2005; 2008; 2011)
Camino Aragonés (2000)
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit.
A great means to preserve continual peace and tranquility of soul is to receive everything from the hands of God, both great and small, and in whatever way it comes. - St. Dorotheus