My Story

Coming soon.

Formal Bio:

I have over fifteen years of coaching, leadership consulting, team building and crisis intervention experience and 20+ years of multi-industry and multi-division business leadership in startups, non-profits and established companies.

I spent my formulative years immersed in nature. First in our small backyard garden in CA, and then —from the age of six— along the shores of Lake Crescent inside Olympic National Park. My life was shaped by the sight, sound, touch, smell and taste of woods, mountains and water —and the critters who made those places their home.

I wrote my first story at the age of six, and fell in love with fiction and all the expressive arts.  I grew up on fairy tales —Swedish, Grimm’s, & Irish alongside Disney— & earned my undergrad degree in creative writing. The myths,  archetypes and constructs of story —particularly the heroine’s journey— deepen my work and my life.

As an adult, I became fascinated with neuroscience, and the psychosocial, physiological and spiritual impact of emotions. I studied Post-traumatic growth, spiritual transformation, and the science of belonging. I trained with several shamanic teachers, and studied other spiritual traditions

Practical-Magick blends science with the magick of transformation to guide my clients towards lasting results.

My education, training and certifications include:

· Executive Master’s in Leadership, Social Responsibility and Business Administration from Seattle University

· BA in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Washington

· Self-Belief Coach Training

· Sacred Depths Practitioner Training

· HeartMath: Heart Mastery + HeartMath Coach + Trauma –Informed Practitioner

· Expressive Arts Practitioner

· Nature based shamanic practitioner

· Mindfulness

· Emotional Intelligence

· Crisis Intervention Specialist