About Me

 

After completing my undergraduate degree in Environmental  and Hispanic Studies at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, I  spent time living in the mountain West, Appalachia, and the coastal Mid-Atlantic teaching environmental education and Spanish, and drinking in deep lessons from the school of life.  

 

I have remained radiantly connected to life through the birth of two children, one cesarean birth and one VBAC homebirth (!), a serious health challenge, the pleasure of a regular yoga practice, friendships of incalculable value, and engaging with the authentic energy of the natural world outside my door. 

 

In 2009, I returned to school to learn even more about maintaining true health and wellbeing in myself and my clients, graduating in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine* from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). I then completed additional clinical practice to earn certification as a licensed nutritionist.  

 

I'm now happily based out of my native Delaware’s beaches, and raising vibrant little people is my top priority these days!  Fortunately,  many activities that feed my soul are Little Buddha/Medicine Man compatible, and those which currently aren't will come back around. :)  You're liable to find me:

 

  • Tending the green babies in my gardens of fresh vegetables and herbs

  • Cooking up a slow food storm in my kitchen

  • Practicing yoga, on and off the mat.   I             pranayama!

  • Lying on a sandy beach (or reading, throwing frisbee, hula hooping, shell-hunting, tide-watching, or bocce playing)...if it can be done, I prefer to do it on the beach!

  • Hiking in the loamy mountains hunting wildflowers with my camera & wildcrafting tools

  • Traveling somewhere south of the equator

  • Curled up with my cat and a book

  • Checking out Waldorf-style activities for Little Buddha & the Medicine Man

  • Sailing by on rollerblades, kayak, or surfboard

 

*The "Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine" program offered when I matriculated, and when MUIH was Tai Sophia Institute, required completion of 85 credits for graduation and included heavy content in the nutrition sciences and clinical integrative wellness coaching.  This program is no longer offered by Maryland University of Integrative Health.  It has been replaced by a 40 credit "Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism" program and separate masters programs in Health & Wellness Coaching, Health Promotion, and Nutrition & Integrative Health.  Therefore, the MS in Therapeutic Herbalism represented on the MUIH website does not represent the MS program I completed nor the extent or scope of the education I received.  Please feel free to contact the registrar's office with any specific questions.

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