I found astrology (or it found me) in childhood. In my late twenties, the Saturn Return, I decided to study it in earnest alongside pursuits in art and social services, and so found teachers and mentors to guide me. I’ve devoted much time to astrological research and inquiry―examining its origins and testing its many applications. I approach this language of the stars (and seasons) with reverence and awe, as well as skepticism. I strive to bring much sensitivity to my practice, especially in client work. Motivated by a lifelong interest in our calling, story, destiny, and meaning-making, I find few things more compelling than contemplating our essential nature / spirit / psyche / soul.
See some of my mentors and influences here...
Currently I offer consultations and mentoring. Occasionally I write and teach online through my website. I've had the honor to speak at a few conferences in the United States and abroad, including the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in New Orleans in 2012, and in Cape Town, South Africa, for Astrology Restored in 2016.
I hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Transpersonal and Depth Psychologies and Expressive Arts. My senior thesis, Investigating the Vessel, was a synthesis of work with concentrations in trauma and recovery, Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sculpture, dance, dream analysis, and a movement meditation and inquiry practice called Authentic Movement.
From 2009 to 2012 I served as president and vice president of Washington State Astrological Association. WSAA is located in Seattle, Washington, and is the oldest independent astrology organization in the United States.
For more than ten years I have volunteered in the state women’s prison providing one-to-one confidential emotional support. Recently I initiated a new project called Good Grief. I have more than twenty years work and volunteer experience in varied capacities within the field of social services falling within realms of mental health, hospice, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation, and addiction recovery.
As an artist, I work primarily in oil paints and encaustics (beeswax) and sometimes make jewelry and sculpture in metal or clay.
If you would like to make a donation of support to help me further expand my volunteer work with women in prison, I would be honored to receive your contribution. I aim to establish a new nonprofit here this next year (2020) and am seeking certification to manage and direct this endeavor. If you would like to stay informed of my work in this realm, please send me a message! It is a calling that means a lot to me at this time. Thank you!