I grew up in upstate New York until leaving to attend undergraduate school at the College of Wooster in Ohio.  During my college program, I participated in an Urban Semester in Portland, Oregon working with youth at a Juvenile Justice facility (Donald E. Long Home). 

Upon graduation from Wooster I traveled west and have called Portland my home ever since. In 1999, I moved temporarily to Seattle Washington to attend the University of Washington School of Social Work. There, I studied in the Children, Youth and Families concentration and enjoyed internships at Franklin HS and in community mental health.

I enjoy living in the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer including telemark skiing, whitewater kayaking, hiking, camping, soccer and running. I have worked in the social services/mental health field since 1995.

In 2005 I began my private practice and have enjoyed the opportunities it has offered me in working with adolescents, adults and families.