A Minnesota native, I moved to Portland in 1999 for college. After graduating with a B.S in sculpture, I started looking for a way to utilize art to serve my community.
This is when I found Children’s Healing Arts Project. I volunteered with CHAP for 10 years as an in hospital art teacher at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. During that time & the years to follow, I also worked retail sales at a motorcycle shop, worked in the trades, and volunteered doing Search & Rescue (SAR).
My time with both CHAP & SAR solidified my desire to find a more meaningful career. I wanted to continue being a guide to those navigating life’s most trying & challenging times.
When I learned about ITTC their mission resonated with me, and in 2023 I was ready to make my passion my profession. I am honored to be part of the ITTC family, and to have the opportunity to support those on a journey of healing and self care! We are stronger together.
When I’m not coaching, I love hiking with my dog, making art, cooking, and traveling.