Background and Training
Fueled by love for storytelling, emotional connection, and present moment awareness, my professional path began with work as a stage actress. After nearly a decade working at theaters across the U.S., I transitioned to the art of massage therapy. Experiences providing gentle massage as a pediatric hospice volunteer inspired a call to end-of-life ministry and bereavement care.
My training includes interfaith studies and ordination as an interfaith minister through The Chaplaincy Institute, where I also received a certificate in spiritual direction. I completed a yearlong chaplaincy residency in San Francisco and earned an MA in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Group Facilitation Training with Northwest Soulquest and comprehensive training in Hakomi method broadened my support modalities, in addition to certification through the Holistic Coach Training Institute. During ten years as a hospice bereavement specialist, I developed and facilitated a variety of innovative grief support groups and workshops. My direct care has been enriched by teaching classes in grief and loss, listening skills, and companioning the dying.
I bring warmth, intuition, and a clear heart to my work. My presence has been honed by ongoing professional trainings as well as my own dedicated inner work. By way of my journey navigating cycles of loss, uncertainty, and feeling stuck, I know firsthand the value of guidance and support. My approach is anchored in trusting that even when there is pain, confusion, and seeming limitation, there’s a place within us that is free from suffering. I welcome this essence and its vital wisdom.
I'm grateful to live in Port Townsend, Washington on the traditional land of the S’Klallam and Chemakum People, and enjoy time with trees, community, and my loom.