Hi I am Claire. I was born in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I come from a big traditional Italian/American family. I am a coal miner’s daughter. I always wanted to be in the center of things so when I went to University to study marketing and fashion design I chose to study in Europe because it is the center of fashion, in Switzerland because it is in the center of Europe and in the city of Lucerne because it is in the center of Switzerland. I got married quite young to a Livornese and have lived in Livorno ever since. After having 4 daughters I became interested in education and began teaching English in 1998. I’ve taught everywhere and everyone – children, adults, businesses, schools, military and Paolo Ruffini!