After a long career in aerospace engineering—both in technical and leadership roles—I now work as a writer, functional breathing instructor and meditation teacher. Integrating writing and breathing I help clients discover their unique path to healing.
My personal story inspires my work and motivates me to share what I learn with others. Number eight of nine kids and from a holler in West Virginia, I figured out early in life that navigating adversity isn’t necessarily about “toughing it out” so much as it is about tapping into your spirit.
Spiritual energy runs through our veins—it’s the life force that sustains us during hardship and lights us up on the other side of it. My aim is to inspire others to remember, and draw on, their own spiritual energy.
My teaching experience includes, but is not limited to:
Health & Wellness
Seattle Energy Medicine: private sessions and group classes for energy medicine, yoga and meditation.
East West Bookshop, Seattle: private sessions for energy medicine, yoga and meditation. Group classes called “Chakra Talk” using my book The Eight Aspects of God as the textbook.
The Pujari Center, Seattle: private sessions for energy medicine, yoga, and meditation, including group classes.
Swedish Hospital, Issaquah: group and private classes for yoga and meditation.
Plymouth Housing Group, Seattle: group classes for yoga and meditation.
Lake Union Crew, Seattle: group yoga and meditation.
Corporate workshops teaching breathwork and meditation techniques.
East West Bookshop, Seattle: Writing memoir classes and workshops. Chakra Talk workshop series teaching about the body’s energy centers using my book, The Eight Aspects of God.
Columnist for several spiritual journals on meditation, self-healing, energy medicine and breathwork.
Pacific Northwest Writing Association: Presenter for writing memoir workshop.
Private coaching, editing, and ghostwriting for a wide range of clients.
Technical writing and editing in the aerospace engineering industry.
Certifications include meditation teacher and registered yoga instructor (RYT®) with the Yoga Alliance®, Functional Breathing Teacher with Oxygen Advantage®, certified ski instructor with PSIA (including mono-ski and bi-ski Adaptive Cert) and CPR/First Aid/AED and Wilderness First Aid.