Wife, mother, sister, friend, traveler, explorer, artist, graphic designer, writer, coach, mentor, communications coordinator, brand strategist, and recovering small business owner. Those are the roles I play. Just like you, I am far more than the sum of those parts.

It is hard to get to know someone from some words on a page. Or a screen. There are aspects of ourselves that just don’t show in these places. We have depth to our personalities and width to our interests. Talking about myself on a website is not something I’m excited to do. Still, I’ll try. I’ll share a little more so you can get a better sense of me.

A good friend labeled me a subconscious explorer. (I like that. Thanks, Brian.) I like to call myself a student of the human condition. I’ve also been described as a good listener, empathetic, compassionate, creative, loyal, diplomatic, grounded, and easygoing.

As for credentials, I hold a B.F.A. in visual communication from Indiana University and the Herron School of Art & Design. I’m an MBTI® Certified Practitioner. I’ve owned and operated businesses since 1993. I have taken classes and completed training in a number of subjects, including personal and business coaching. In August 2016, I joined the most amazing community of educators, students, and families. And for the first time in what feels like ever, I am home, living my calling.

I was recently asked what three people – living or dead – I’d like to have a conversation with. I had 20 seconds or so to answer so what did I come up with? My mother (who is not living), the current Dalai Lama, and Bill Murray. See what you can make of that.

That’s probably enough for now. I’ll leave some things to mystery and others to when we meet.

Want to know more? Contact me.

P.S. With the exception of the portrait above, the photos on this site are my own, shot with my iPhone in the past few years as I've explored places near and far. Each one has special meaning to me. The header image on this page is the ceiling of Café Central in Vienna, Austria.