For the last 20 years, I’ve worked in schools and nonprofits. From teaching in front of a class, to running professional development opportunities, to taking on leadership roles, I thrive when helping others.

Who else am I ? Chicken tamer, painter of white walls, drinker of lapsang tea, finder of lost socks, household accountant, smoocher of cute kids and a husband (usually my own kids - always my own husband!), vegetable garden planter, and careful listener.

When I was young, I dreamed of acting on Broadway and my college studies on the stage meant hours training my body and voice. I didn’t anticipate I’d be learning to care for my body in a whole new way as I navigated autoimmune disorders. For those of you interested, I’m happy to get more detailed - email any time - but suffice it to say that it’s been thirteen years since I was first diagnosed and I am still learning.

Since then I’ve moved abroad and back, gotten married, weathered a few storms, had two children, changed careers once or twice and collected some great stories to tell. Call me an optimist, but, good or bad, I believe all my experiences have led me here. And I wouldn’t change a thing.