Thank you for your interest in coaching! I became a coach because I love working 1-on-1 with people. I strive to co-create a positive space where we can explore and achieve your vision for more vibrant health.
I want you to leave our work together with a clearer sense of your innate abilities and a shift in mindset away from negative thought patterns and towards possibilities.
This is the work that leads to lasting, sustainable change. In fact, I nicknamed my blog The Shift because it's often only a slight change in perspective or direction that can cause the greatest changes to occur.
I believe that each of my clients is innately resourceful, creative and whole. I love the process of watching someone rediscover their strengths and connect to the values that ground and guide them.
Together we explore the areas of your life that bring you fulfillment and challenge. And then, stone by stone, we build a path towards change.
Master of Arts Degree
Health communications, 2016
Johns Hopkins University
Certificate in Health Coaching
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, 2020
One-year intensive training
Undergraduate Science Coursework
Anatomy and physiology, biology, psychology,
chemistry, and human nutrition
Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition
Deakin University, 2019
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Functional Training Specialist
American Council on Exercise
DBT Skills with Marsha Linehan
Certificate in Health Literacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2018
Community Conflict Mediation
The Mediation Center, 2010
Outdoor Leadership Trainings
National Outdoor Leadership School, 1999 and 2002
Two 30-day wilderness expeditions
“The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn
I have worked for over 15 years in the mental health field, specifically in nonprofit residential treatment programs and education. For more information on my past experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
Alongside my health coaching business, I continue my work in nonprofit communications by consulting for the Collective Leadership Institute, a German nonprofit focused on systems change and environmental sustainability.
I was creator, producer, and co-host of the Mental Horizons Podcast which got invited to the SXSW podcast stage in 2020. My two favorite episodes of that podcast were with Georgia Ede, MD and Chris Palmer, MD on the topic of nutritional psychiatry.
This podcast came out of my work with Virgil Stucker and Associates, a therapeutic consulting firm specializing in working with families seeking mental health care. I helped Virgil launch his business and for three years was his Operations Director and Family Liaison.
I co-authored the booklet, A Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery, What You Need to Know from Day One.
I am the mother of two teenagers and married to a farmer. My hobbies include cooking, running, strength training, foraging, herbalism, rewilding, yoga, and hiking in the woods with my cavapoo, Bucky.