A graduate of Bentley University, Brenda became a licensed CPA working for corporate, governmental and nonprofit organizations. Spellbound by wanderlust after working as a whitewater river guide for Sobek Expeditions, Brenda has lived, worked, or traveled in over forty countries.
While overseas, Brenda pursued adventures on less-traveled roads through remote villages, collecting a raft of stories about her exploits. While earning her master's degree in philanthropy and media at Suffolk university, she co-produced, co-directed and co-edited an episode for the PBS series The Visionaries shot in Kenya and Tanzania.
Now retired, she lives in Belfast, Maine, documenting cherished memories of her escapades in memoirs, essays and poems, often pounding the keyboard into the wee hours of the morning. She regularly contributes short personal essays to the Portland Press Herald. When the ocean calls, she can be found rowing a dory in Belfast Harbor.