This is where I heard the call.

Two years in the rainforest with no electricity and only cold running water. No Internet. Six weeks between a letter home and a return letter. Lots of time to listen.

My mother always calls me a “free spirit”, which I think means that I do things my way.

After college I joined the Peace Corps, which sent me to Panama as an Environmental Education volunteer. My home was an hour and a half walk up the mountain from where the bus dropped me off, facing only rainforest in front of my porch, with no visible neighbors. Deep in the rainforest, I turned into a very different person than I had been.

Although I’ve lived a somewhat unconventional life, I live from determination, heart, and passion — and I’ve managed to gather a few credentials along the way.

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  • BS – Environmental Studies / Education, with honors; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • MA – Psychology; Saybrook University (expected June 2019)


  • Master Certified Coach Credential — International Coach Federation
  • Teaching Credential, Life Sciences — State of California
  • Teaching Credential, Earth and Space Sciences — State of California


  • Professional Coach Certification — Learning Journeys Center of Coaching
  • Integrative Wellness Coaching Certificate — Saybrook University
  • Leading Organizational Transformation Certificate — Saybrook University (expected June 2019)
  • Healing Touch Energy Medicine Practitioner, Levels 1, 2, and 3 — Healing Touch Integrative Care Program

Additional Training:

  • Positive Psychology — The Flourishing Center
  • Sustainable Compassion Training — Courage of Care Coalition (Meditation/Mindfulness)
  • Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice Training — Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Psychological Recovery & Disaster Mental Health Training — Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Yoga Teacher Training — YK International
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership; University of Minnesota
  • Diversity Training for Overseas Diplomats — United States Peace Corps