Life isn’t always easy.
I was born in Omaha, Nebraska to a mechanic and a stay at home mom. When I was three years old my father had a severe accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He lost his memory and broke nearly every bone in his body. Our family lost everything: our income, our home, our social standing, and our community.
This was my first experience with the challenges that life can bring.
Because my father could no longer work, poverty became a way of life. The family moved around from community to community, often living in abandoned and run down homes. We survived by living off the land and government subsidies. Sometimes we didn’t even have running water.
But when life is rough you learn to hustle.
I learned the meaning of hard work and determination by watching my parents’ devotion to each other and to our family. It has served me well while dealing with homelessness, poverty, depression, illness, divorce, and blindness.
But life has also offered me great joy and success.
I have studied at Drake University and the University of Minnesota; from Theater and English to Sociology and Communications. I have performed as an actress, worked in corporate America, ran a small business, and managed a nonprofit. For the last twenty years I have also studied meditation and other mindfulness techniques that have helped transform my life and heal my past trauma.
All of these experiences make me uniquely qualified to help you live the life you have always wanted.
Currently, I reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota where I offer group workshops, stage performances, and one-on-one coaching to bring life changing skills and inspiration to all who seek it. I am excited to share my innovative program that combines the latest research in positive and social psychology with systems theory, and the heart of healer.