A Little About Me...
I grew up in Central Oregon and still find peace, calm, and solace in the wild beauty of trees, mountains, and lakes... My family was a family of hospitality. We had a revolving door of neighbors, family, friends, new and old, that dropped by for a cup of coffee or perhaps conveniently before dinner.
I was always fascinated with their stories of life - challenges, obstacles, celebrations, and adventures.
I began my professional career in the publishing industry and quickly found a mentor who invested time in my professional, relational, and leadership skills. Because of her, I discovered a passion to empower others with the knowledge I had gained.
Even as I transitioned to working from home to be with my sons, I involved myself in organizations where I could develop better skills while empowering and investing in other people and their stories the way someone invested in mine.
We all need someone to believe in us.
Raising my three sons was both mind-boggling at times yet incredibly rewarding at other times and I wouldn't have traded it for anything. They taught me far more about life, love, and family than I could have ever taught them. I couldn't be prouder of my boys and my adorable daughter-in-law.
With my boys grown, I've turned my attention more fully back to my professional life, can invest time into my passion project (The Friendship Revolution), and have fallen in love with trauma-informed practices. Trauma-informed care drives me to ask deeper questions about stories and pain, our healing and resources, our pasts and our futures. It's the trauma-informed practices that infuse my relationship-centered work.
Despite the technical hurdles that face me this summer 2022, I'm moving forward with The Friendship Revolution resources and am excited to see what this coming year brings!
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