I participated in John Gauntner's Sake Professional course at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas in August 2013.
I enjoyed it so much that I took the Advanced Sake Professional class held in Shimbashi, Tokyo in February 2014.
Years ago I lived in Aichi, Japan and worked at Toyota Motor Corporation.
I am presently working as a speech and language pathologist. For 10 years I taught Exploratory Japanese and Chinese for the Elkhart Community Schools. I am the author of two children's books series -Pup Fiction Adventure Stories and The Adventures of Thin Than (Remedia Pub.) I have played guitar in several bands since age 14. I am an avid loose-leaf premium green tea drinker. For the past two years my interest has been tokutei meishoushu (特定名称酒), premium sake. My approach to life
is 生涯練磨 Shogai renma (whole life learning). 乾杯！LaMonte