Growing up in Missoula, Montana, where Big Sky country meets the Rocky Mountain wilderness, I developed a strong connection with nature and confidence in myself via backcountry exploration, bucking wood, and rafting white water rapids. I am grateful to be from a place so dedicated to community, education, the arts, and the environment. I have plenty of stories involving horses, wolves, and the natural elements to tell around a campfire if you're itching to learn about life in the heart of the Rockies.
I moved to California in 2014 to teach in a high-needs middle school in Seaside, just outside of Monterey; it was an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience. I moved to San Francisco in 2015 and have since worked in various positions for several different organizations seeking opportunities for professional growth and leadership. I love the life I have built here and am grateful to have an extensive network of friends, diverse creative communities to skill share with, and ample opportunities for learning and growth. Some of my favorite activities include event and festival production, being the "Mayor" of a 135-person Burning Man village ($250k budget), co-leading dance celebrations for 500+ people ($16k budget), and regularly baking apple pies for my neighbors (priceless).
I take pride in being creative and intentional throughout every aspect of my life and enjoy a variety of artistic hobbies, including painting, writing, the flow arts, baking, and dance. In addition, I consider myself a highly empathetic, radically self-reliant, and enthusiastic woman. I connect strongly with the term "humbledent," which means humble yet confident because I am comfortable with leadership, yet honest about my strengths, take feedback to heart, and strive for continual growth. I aim to be "a good human" and want to leave the world a better place to the best of my abilities.
I genuinely believe that loving-kindness, empathy, patience, and Ahimsa are integral to fostering open communication and meaningful connections. I also know that mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, and I strive to maintain a healthful lifestyle via balanced nutrition, running, yoga, reading, and creative self-expression. When I'm not working, you can find me outside in nature, leading events, making art with friends, and dancing to my favorite music.