My upbringing was enmeshed in love and laughter, but was not your average childhood. I had a storied time in Alaska, Washington, and Northern California before losing my mother to suicide at fourteen years old. As an adult I faced three lay-offs in the five years after the recession began, followed by a serious health crisis. I’ve also lived in 8 different cities since graduating college in 2005.

FB_IMG_1514574159040Dealing with all of these choices and events led to lots of shenanigans, risky choices, a brief stint in jail, homelessness, and, eventually and sometimes simultaneously — reflection and lessons learned. (How I Lost All My F-cks is a result of that last bit.)

I fell in love with meditation in 2002 after being introduced in a philosophy course. Mindfulness, its result, is a huge passion of mine. I’m also a lover of art-making and have a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (I also had concentrations in Philosophy and Sociology.) I’ve shown in many shows throughout the left states, and have been lucky enough to garner many commissions.

In addition to these things, I make a damn fine veggie curry, adore playing outside, throw a killer charity fundraiser, and have mastered the ability to bingewatch brilliant shows for hours at a time. I’m new to San Pedro, California and am LOVING it.