June 16, 2005
Fluent - I learned German as an exchange student to Berlin (West) from August 1981-August 1982. I later minored in Germanistik at Penn State.
I returned to Philadelphia in November 1992 after spending several years in Washington, DC and live in the City near the Art Museum and Boat House Row.
St. Davids, PA about 12 miles west of Center City (Philadelphia), graduated from Radnor High School and Penn State University. I am a fifth generation Philadelphian of mostly Irish decent although my great great grandfather was a Berliner.
I am the US Program Director for Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (Action Reconciliation Service for Peace), former Executive Director of the German Society of Pennsylvania, and Organizer of Netzwerk Philadelphia.