2022 – MSW – University of Southern California, Adult Mental Health & Wellness

2008 – MA – Goddard College, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Pilgrimage Studies

1998 – BM – Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Flute Performance


Professional development / mentorship / training / initiation:

2022 to date – Internal Family Systems (ongoing).

2021 to date – Francis Weller: grief/loss as initiation; the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and ritual practices; mythology, alchemy, indigenous wisdom, and soulful community building (ongoing).

2019 – Hospice of the Panhandle, West Virginia, volunteer training.

2016 to date – Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects: spiritual activism; ritual practices; systems theory; deep ecology; sustainable community; grief work; and the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and culture. Completed Facilitator Development Program in 2017-2018.

2017 to 2018 – Completed Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Training Program. Certified Ancestral Healing Practitioner.

2017 – Blue Ridge Hospice, Virginia, volunteer training.

2017 – Q’ero Initiatory Rites with Don Agustin & Dona Benita, Peruvian Andes.

2016 – Malidoma Patrice Some: Participated in 5-day Ancestralization Ritual Intensive.

2016 – Plant Medicine Dieta with Don Bechin, Peruvian Amazon.

2016 – Pilgrimage to Q’eros Nation with Don Agustin, Dona Benita, and Santos Machacca Apaza, Peruvian Andes.

2016 – Q’ero Initiatory Rites with Don Agustin & Dona Benita, Peruvian Andes.

2015 to date – Mentorship with Don Agustin & Dona Benita of Q’eros Nation, Peruvian Andes.

2015 – Plant Medicine Dieta with Javier Regueiro, Peruvian Andes.

2015 – Rite of the Womb Initiation; Pisac, Peru.

2014 – Pilgrimage to Peru.

2014 – Munay-Ki Initiation; Pisac, Peru.

2013 – Pilgrimage to Peru.

2009 – Pilgrimage to Peru.

2008 to present – Mindfulness/Vipassana Meditation mentorship with Tara Brach and others.

2008 to 2020 – Mentorship with Javier Regueiro, Peruvian Andes.

2008 to 2019 – Mentorship with Diego Palma, Peruvian Andes.

2008 to 2011 – Nonviolent Communication, various trainings and mentors.

2007 to 2008 – Pilgrimage to Peru, seeking initiation.

2006 – Pilgrimage to Paris.

2006 – Pilgrimage to China and Tibet.

2005 to 2009 – Usui Reiki Master mentorship and training with Carolyn Shanti Hatt.

2005 – Pilgrimage to Peru and Bolivia.

2004 – Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, Northern Spain.