Nancy is a born-and-bred New Englander with roots in Boston and Atlantic beaches. Growing up with parents who were classical pianists, Nancy was exposed early in life to music and other performing arts. Her preferred art form was ballet, which she studied off and on until around age 50 when, like many dancers, her hips had to be replaced. Since then she's enjoyed walking, social dancing, yoga, and T'ai Chi, as well as a fling around the common house kitchen with the Meals Team during cleanup after community events.
Deterred from a career in dance, Nancy went to college and progressed along a typical path of marriage and children—while completing a doctorate in psychology. Once entering practice, the focus of her work was post-trauma syndromes and overcoming performance fears like stage fright, fear of public speaking, and writer's block. As an Approved Consultant in EMDR, a method famous for its curative effects on PTSD and phobias, Nancy had a rewarding career. Since partial retirement at age 70, she maintains a very small practice in Santa Fe.
On her first trip to Santa Fe in 1994, Nancy fell in love with the flame-colored mountains and navy blue sky. Santa Fe's abundance of visual art, music, and performance only added to the pull to retire here. Sand River seemed to complete Nancy's search over a period of years for a meaningful community of like-minded people. This is not a group of peopleat a loss for what to do with themselves when they retire. Rather, they are diverse, original, creative, and productive, each bringing their experience, knowledge, and talents to this community.