My Background & Vision

I completed my M.A. at Virginia Tech, then moved to Silicon Valley where I worked for many years in new product design and launch for internet start-ups. After relocating to Virginia, my home state, I returned to school to study nutrition and health counseling, then established my consulting LLC to combine these two areas of interest.


I help clients with new program/product designs based on their unique visions of transformative social change. By transformative social change, I mean new ways of being and doing that break free of our default assumptions and limitations, and guide us toward an exciting and interconnected future...what Thich Nhat Hahn and my colleague Charles Eisenstein call a state of "interbeing" in which we are all interconnected, supporting one another to be the best we can collectively be.


I work with organizations and individuals who want to change the world for the better--who are unafraid, even inspired, to break free from status-quo ways of doing things. This is sometimes challenging since we cannot go by our old maps of how to get from point A to point B. But it is exciting work, and my many years pioneering new programs in Silicon Valley prepared me well for it. I love supporting visionaries who work from a place of authenticity...those who challenge the boundaries of what we think we know while also respecting the value of what our ancestors gave us.

Because I see the health and wellbeing of every individual as interwoven with the health and wellbeing of our communities and our world, I studied and completed certification in Transformative Leadership and Social Change through the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia).

I have a particular interest in working with organizations that support families and individuals with special needs. I received a seed grant from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based on my program design and work with special needs nonprofit organizations in the area. And I continue to further develop that programming within a number of environments and local initiatives, while also maintaining a selective client base for online program development.

Professional Training


Mindful Schools, Mindful Educator Essentials & Mindfulness Fundamentals


Transformative Leadership & Social Change,

professional training certification,
Maryland University of Integrative Health

(formerly Tai Sophia Institute)

Eating Psychology Coach,

professional training certification,
Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Food as Medicine, professional training,
Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Certification in Nutrition & Health Counseling,

CHC, AADP, professional certification
Institute for Integrative Nutrition; New York City

Associate of Arts, Photography,
Foothill College; Los Altos, CA


Stanford Professional Publishing Course,
Stanford University; Stanford, CA

Education

Master of Arts, English,
Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA

Bachelor of Arts, English and Bachelor of Arts, Spanish,
Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA