Shirley is an American born in Paris, France and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She presently lives in both Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, Washington with her husband and their dog Musashi. She is a Japanese Cooking Instructor and presently teaches private cooking classes. While living in Tokyo, Shirley also translated part-time on many Comedy/Variety shows for various Japanese television networks and for many visiting professional Athletes and Celebrities. She served on both the Cultural and Tour Committees for the Women’s Group at the Tokyo American Club in Tokyo, Japan and has attended cooking schools both in Tokyo and the United States. She loves fashion, food, flower-arranging and gardening.