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About Me

For nearly 20 years, my passion has been to positively impact behavior in various capacities. In corporate and non-profit environments, I have centered my career around helping people.


Prior to founding my coaching practice in 2018, I collaborated with several non-profits and businesses to launch a program to teach young children healthy coping skills. I helped plan and deliver a Walter Reed Foundation-funded retreat for veterans and their significant others and for the last four years, one of the highlights of my week has been volunteering at a preschool for at-risk families, where I intuitively gravitate to the children that need a little extra help and create an individualized plan to help them succeed. 

In my coaching practice, I have a special interest in those families that have a child with high-functioning autism or other invisible challenges. I know from personal experience that parenting children with different needs is challenging, but can be rewarding as well. I strive to help other families discover the same balance. I have a knack for helping my clients discover what is working in a situation (and there is ALWAYS something that is working!) and reframing to showcase strengths and find joy. 


I am a PCI Certified Coach®, a year-long intensive graduate level program, developed in conjunction with Seattle Pacific University. Additionally, I completed post-baccalaureate work in Psychology from the University of South Florida. I earned a Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the University of Maryland and am currently a candidate for a Master of Education in Counseling from George Mason University.


“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

Abraham Lincoln