A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR LCC
Nationality: American/Canadian of Italian and French descent. Born in Connecticut but lived all over New England. All my Grandparents and Father were foreign born.
Family: Mom and sister, Dad is deceased and was a banker. Mom is a retired nurse. My wife is from Budapest, Hungary and runs a family daycare in our home.
Pets: I have two cool cats, Chippy, Louie and a very cool dog named Ryder.
Education: Undergraduate (4 years Uni.) and Graduate ( 2 more years after Uni.) I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Italian literature and language. I was a soccer/ goal keeper in college and fenced a little as well.
Special certificates: First Aid, CPR, Fire Safety, Water Safety, Non violent self defense training, infectious disease training and medication administration certificate for Mass.
Volunteer Experiences: Scandinavian Forum, Boston Center for International Visitors and World Affairs Council
Experience with children: 4 months-21 years old. I worked as a “live in” childcare provider when I was in graduate school. I was in charge of running the entire household. I also worked as a tutor, counselor and academic advisor at University.
Other jobs: I’ve worked with deaf, blind, emotionally disturbed, physically handicapped, developmentally delayed adults and adolescents and troubled teenagers almost 20 years in direct care and administrative positions. I also have many years of sales and marketing experience.
Current job: LCC, Cultural Care Au Pair: I’ve been with the company since we started in 1989! That’s over 24 years! From 1989-1994 I was very involved with the office helping them grow the program nationally and regionally as New England Field Manager. Now, I am an LCC that helps with special projects when needed and offer my advice when asked.
Languages studied: Latin, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Sign Language and 6 years of Italian.
Travel: Multiple visits to: Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Liechtenstein, England, Hungary, Romania, Czech. Republic, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and all over the USA.
Interests: traveling, animal rights, archaeology ,ancient history, hiking, biking, archery, tennis, canoeing , kayaking, snorkeling, snowshoeing, skiing , museums, foreign films,cooking ( a real favorite!) and wines.
Favorite Music: Jazz, but the old stuff. Brazilian music, but the old stuff. Spanish- Flamenco guitar, Classical and Blues.
Favorite Color: All shades of blue
Favorite Quote: “Common sense is very uncommon” Mark Twain
What I am most known for: My sense of humor, creativeness, communication skills, cleanliness, organizational skills, cooking skills, punctuality and giving good advice most of the time.
Political Party: Independent
Special Highlights: JFK ( John Fitzgerald Kennedy) kissed me on the cheek when I was a baby.
Ryan and Katalin Levesque