As a certified mediator and educator, I feel privileged to help people take risks, navigate transitions and create change in their lives.
I offer mediation and conflict coaching services through my private practice. I also partner with Sound Options Group to provide special education mediation to families and school districts across Washington State.
I have mediated over 120 cases since 2012 and have over 400 hours of training in community, family, elder, and social justice mediation. I am a certified mediator through the Washington Mediation Association (WMA).
As a K-8 educator, I taught for 12 years in public and private schools. Most of my teaching was in grades 3-6 at Salmon Bay, an alternative Seattle Public School, where I led inclusive, multi-age classrooms.
I have served as an elementary math specialist, a middle school reading specialist, and a "drop in and dance" founder and leader. I earned a Masters in Human Development and am dual certified: K-8 elementary education and K-12 special education.
Health and Wellness
In addition to working with families and schools, I currently collaborate with Megan DeBell, MD at Shine Functional Medicine.
Coaching and Consulting
I completed 90-hours with the Coach Training Institute in Vancouver and San Francisco.
Prior to teaching, I was a writer, editor and project manager at a health and wellness communications company.
See my LinkedIn profile for a more comprehensive list of my professional experience.