Secretary, Clan Fraser Society of North America
My family, like most American families is
quite a mix, but both sides are Scot in origin. I am a native of North
Carolina, now living in Georgia. My motherís people are from the
Appalachian Mountains of NC, a mix of Scot/Dutch and Cherokee. They are
affiliated with Clan Ross. My fatherís family is from Europe; Belgium
and Scotland, and his generation was the first to become US Citizens!
His family is Clan Fraser.
Professionally, Iím a security consultant
with my own company, Critical Corporate Services, International. I have
over 20 yearsí experience in the security field both in Government and
Industry and am Board Certified as a Certified Protection Professional
by the American Society for Industrial Security. I and my associates
offer security and risk assessments, executive protection,
policy/procedural assessments and audits, medic/safety in remote
locations, network penetration testing, intrusion detection for
networks, training, and more! I am multi-lingual and Gaelic is one of
the languages I speak!
I have a son, Airman
Andrew Smith. Iím very proud of him; heís a Crew Chief stationed in
Arizona and is really doing well Ė if very busy since 11 September.
Here he is with ďhisĒ plane!
My husband Greg passed
away the end of August 2001 of cancer. He was a talented graphics artist
and computer programmer. You can view some of his work on our website
and on his last project, the Faerie Haven card fantasy game. Check it
www.mushroomcirclegames.com. The deck is dedicated to him!
Being a Scottish American and having had many ups and downs in life, I
strongly believe in having other interests and income than just working
for a company. After nearly 15 years with a Fortune 500 company, I was
not only widowed, but laid off. I do own a little hobby mail order
company called Ravenís Nest Herbals since 1986 and that has been a
lifesaver in these tough times. I am an herbalist and my sister is a
homeopath, so weíre quite a team! To unwind from stress, I take Ravenís
Nest on the road to Scottish festivals, Celtic festivals, arts and
crafts shows and Renaissance festivals. If youíre traveling Ďround
America, check out my website for the show calendar and stop by for a
visit if you can!
http://www.ravensnestherbals.com. Ravenís Nest actually becomes a
full-size store for seven weekends each Spring at the Georgia
Tioraidh an drasda!
(Bye for now)