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 Training Institute (Interfaith & Interspiritual Spiritual Direction)

Gaia Wisdom School (Medicine Wheel & Meditation)


Gateway to Shamanism (Shamanic Energy Medicine)

The Four Winds Society Light Body School (Shamanic Energy Medicine)


Soul Midwives (Certified End of Life Doula specializing in Holistic Integration)

Living & Dying Consciously Project (Death as a Rite of Passage)


INELDA (End of Life Doula Training)



Shamans Without Borders


Spiritual Directors International Association


International End of Life Doula Association

National End of Life Doula Association


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