Coach & Reiki Healer · Group Facilitator · Creative Consultant · Therapist in Training · Wolf Connection Staff
At three years old, I donned a leotard and tights and began the process of perfecting pas de bourrées in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A few years later, I sat behind a piano and painstakingly practiced until I could at least play the Robin Hood theme – Brian Adams, you might remember it.
Somewhere in between those single digit ages, I began to learn about mental illness and psychology – first only by experience and then by my own studies.
As elementary school wore on, I began to open to the discomforting discovery of what it’s like to feel too much – to love every living creature and to enter the pain and heartbreak of others in my immediate surroundings. We call these people empaths. I didn’t know then. I didn’t know for a long while.
So, music and dance (art in general) and the study of people, particularly how we communicate with one another and ourselves, became my adolescent preoccupations and my young adult pursuits.
This all led me to become a marketing specialist and creative director, mostly within the entertainment industry and non-profit sphere. Within companies and while running my own consultancy, I carved out successful marketing, storytelling, branding and communication initiatives for clients across culture, music, innovation, non-profit and technology industries for over 13 years (The Windish Agency (now Paradigm), Yahoo! Entertainment, Adobe, PopTech, Chronicle Books, Songkick and the Los Angeles Ballet). I then began focusing on my own pursuits, my paths towards mission-based work and service: I’m the creator of The MiA (Made in America) Project – a former project to address sustainability and fast fashion concerns – and once partner in the Of The Wolves international platform and experiential organization, now a part of weREWILD.
I’ve been featured in:
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Refinery29, The Chalkboard Mag, Sakara Life, DesignSponge, FOAM, and more for my work as well as contributed stories to Elle, LAist, Mind Body Green and HighSnobiety/Selectism for the simple joy of storytelling.
I am now a certified personal and executive coach, group facilitator, Reiki healer, and wellness and behavioral health consultant, completing my Masters in Counseling Psychology and also working with Wolf Connection, an education and empowerment program, pairing rescued wolves with at-risk adolescents and adults, primarily. Yep, wolves! weREWILD is the result of years of building my healing practices, years of research, and a lifetime of learning – from joy, from loss, grief and trauma, from chronic health conditions, and from others and nature.
I am honored you landed here.
My Education and Training:
- Currently completing M.A. in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute towards MFT licensure
- ICF-recognized and licensed NLP practitioner; Columbia University Coaching Certification Program for Executive and Organizational Coaching
- Level I, II, III and Master Teacher Reiki certified
- Experience with Holotropic Breathwork
- Clinical trainee and facilitator in empowerment program at Wolf Connection, primarily working with at-risk youth and rescued wolves
- B.A. in Communications with an emphasis on Professional Writing; minor in Film Studies and Sociology, San Diego State University