My passion is to encourage people to welcome challenges, rise from failures and mistakes, and rebuild with perpetual hope, kindness, compassion and resiliency.
I’ve earned degrees from George Fox University and Yale University Divinity School. My professional experiences include diverse positions such as an apartment complex maintenance worker, food server, apprentice wildlife field biologist, biology lab aid, retail manager, librarian, ministerial intern, adjunct professor of religious studies, bartender and cocktail waitress, direct sales senior sales director, non-profit volunteer extraordinaire, committee chair and coordinator, emcee, professional development facilitator, inspirational speaker, economic development practitioner, and CEO.
A Pacific Northwest native, I enjoy cooking (eating), gardening, books, movies, music and harmless shenanigans with my family in Newberg, Oregon. I’m proud to parent two compassionate, fun and intelligent humans, Anna and Bennet.