I am a passionate, engaging and inspiring presenter who tackles tough topics with a balance of expertise, honesty, and humor.  I have a Master’s degree, am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and am Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsed Level III (IMH-E III).  I have been the Mental Health Coordinator for Child-Parent Centers for over 19 years where a significant part of my role is supporting classroom teachers, home visitors, coaches, and parents with social emotional development for children, to include creating practices of prevention and intervention for children and families. I actively train, consult, and partner with professional organizations and schools (Prekindergarten through 12th grade) to enhance relationship-based, trauma informed skills and strategies used with professionals, students, and parents.  I am a certified trainer for Crucial Conversations, CLASS PreK and Toddler.   I am an international speaker and statewide consultant.  


As a Professional Development Trainer and Consultant, I am passionate about creating a comfortable space to self reflect and grow as we look at ourselves and the relationships we are in and the challenges we encounter with others.  Whether we are focusing on the classroom, office, corporation or home interactions, I will guide you through insightful exercises to change relationships.