I carry in my heart and mind an unconditional positive regard for each person I encounter. I believe and feel the saying: ”we are all just walking each other home.”
Most of what people deal with in autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental conditions is invisible to others.
In addition to my experience as a self advocate and the parent of a neurodiverse child, my life experiences have fed like tributaries into my work as a Neurodevelopmental Family Coach. My training is in psychology, child development, communication and education.
After studying Transpersonal Psychology at Johnston College, in Redlands, California, I felt I wanted life experience working with children and adults. And so I managed group homes in California and New Mexico, designed and ran a day program for neurodiverse adults who want to work with animals, worked across dozens of cultures as an English Language Communications Coach, studied early childhood education, taught preschool, helped start and build two Waldorf Schools, and worked at a third.
As we grow and mature as humans, always the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Life is alchemy, and the purpose of Family and Life Coaching is to provide a safe place in which that alchemy can take place.
I was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have lived in Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada and the US. All these places are in my blood.
I now reside in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, across the water from Seattle, overlooking the Salish Sea. I live with the love of my life and a 4 year old German Shepard named “Mr. Queets,” who loves swimming and chasing balls. In my spare time you will find me camping, hiking, kayaking, baking ginger cookies, and throwing balls for Mr Queets.