Born in Phoenix, AZ, grew up in Lancaster, PA and South Bend, IN, then attended Purdue University. Felt a calling to move to Tucson where I finished my undergraduate studies, earned my bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and soon after received my master's in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College.

Meditation has been a regular practice of mine since 2005, initially utilizing it to manage severe anxiety.

I began practicing yoga asana in 2007 and have been teaching it since 2010--the year I also initiated my study of Tibetan Buddhism.

I began my career as a professional mental health therapist in 2011 and have provided services in the Tucson community--including with families involved with the Department of Child Safety and children in foster care--as well as the Arizona state prison system. I currently work at the University of Arizona Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) and have a private therapy practice.