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About Me

From a young age, I had a yearning to connect to the Unknown.  I felt sure that there was more to life than what I saw with my eyes.  I searched as a child, going alone to all the neighborhood churches.  I went to bible study with my grandmother when I saw her during the summers.  In my teens, I went astray – falling for spirits of a different sort – ones that would ultimately bring me to my knees.  In my early 20’s I worshipped the God of Reason.  I chased money, intellectual pursuits, relationships, jobs; none of which brought me true and lasting fulfillment.  In my late 20’s I was so disenchanted that I decided a drastic new approach to life was called for if I were to go on.  I chose to look at life as if God were everything.  This was a turning point in my life and I was overcome with how drastically life began to change on all levels.  I gloss over this, yet this was a seismic change in the way I perceived the world and it took a lot of struggle and heartache in order to get to this point.  Instead of always looking to see where religious people were wrong, I began to look for where they were right.  What followed was a succession of adventures through many faith traditions.


The next major turning point in my life came with death being an advisor.  Within a few years I lost my beloved animals (2 dogs and 2 cats); my grandmother (my hero); as well as my father and mother, who passed within 3 months of each other.  Needless to say, I was completely devastated and my grief spiraled out of control.  I was in such despair I thought I may have to be hospitalized.  The more I thought about it, the more the grief grew.  Through a miraculous chain of events which included chance meetings, long forgotten and never read books gifted to me, prayer and meditation; I died.  A new me was born – one I hardly recognized.  I thought differently, I saw the world differently and I saw people differently than I had before.  In short – I loved.  The walls and veneers I had always built up before due to pain were blown down and I was one big marshmallow.    My adventures continued through different faith traditions learning something new in each.  What has emerged out of this journey is a deep and diverse training that encompasses spiritual direction, shamanic energy medicine, and end of life doula services.


Aside from spending time with family, I am an avid reader, writer, painter, meditator, animal lover, and tree hugger.



Training, Certifications & Associations

Training & Certifications:

Spiritual Guidance

Spiritual Guidance Training Institute

Interfaith & Interspiritual Spiritual Direction

Gaia Wisdom School

Medicine Wheel & Meditation


Shamanic Energy Medicine

The Four Winds Society

 Shamanic Energy Medicine

Munay-Ki Practitioner

Munay-Ki for Mesa Carriers

Adv. Master of Shamanic Energy Medicine

Gateway to Shamanism

Shamanic Energy Medicine


End of Life Doula


Soul Midwives

End of Life Doula

Specializing in Holistic Integration


End of Life Doula Training

Living & Dying Consciously Project

Death as a Rite of Passage


Spiritual Directors International Association

Shamans Without Borders


International End of Life Doula Association

National End of Life Doula Association


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