I found astrology in my youth. By my Saturn return (late twenties), I decided to take my study of astrology seriously (alongside my artistic work), I sought out teachers and mentors to guide me. I devote much time to astrological research, both in examining its origins and in testing its many applications. I am skeptical while being open, and endlessly curious to experience what this ancient art can offer us. I approach astrology with cautiousness, and reverence, and a lot of sensitivity. I have a deep love for the study of character and calling in people, essential nature, psyche, and soul. And I like to think about the astrological factors at play in these expressions. See some of my mentors and influences here...
I served as president and vice president of the Washington State Astrological Association from 2009 to 2012. Located in Seattle, Washington, WSAA is one of the longest established astrology organizations in the United States.
I hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Transpersonal and Depth Psychologies and Expressive Arts. There I conceived, choreographed, and performed a dance titled: Letting It Go. My senior thesis, Investigating the Vessel, was a synthesis of work combining Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sculpture, dream analysis, and an ongoing movement meditation and inquiry practice called Authentic Movement.
Other work I cherish includes providing one-to-one emotional support for women living in prison. I have for the past twenty years worked or volunteered, in varying capacities, within the field of social services including: hospice, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation, and mental health. As an artist I work primarily in oil paints and encaustics (beeswax) and sometimes make jewelry and sculpture in metal or clay.