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    Connecting People + Story

    storied systems design | writing | photography | motivational coaching | consulting

  • About

    Live. Love. Story.

    Research

    PhD-OS | MA-ComL | BA

    I research about how to support people through transitions by aligning their ideal visions with practice. I enjoy integrating storycrafting methods. My recent research supported a local partnership of faith by synthesizing compassionate communitas, stories, photographs, + motivational interviews. Current projects include transition to motherhood during the postpartum cycle. I incorporate creative methods with the heart of the matter. I search for opportunities to improve health systems + care of women during this transition called limen. Ultimately, I desire that my research support anthropology + writing of health systems that include people instead of ostracizing them from thriving. Contact me below to learn about my applied + creative research.

    Consulting

    Aligning ideal visions with practice

    I apply my research to support people with storied systems design projects related to community engagement for health, + people desiring to improve organizational health + well-being. Past projects supported partnerships for human + health services, marketing of nutrigenomics work, + various civic + community engagement campaigns. Services include development or leadership coaching, motivational interviewing, idealized systems design, communication report, + storycrafting workshops. I apply idealized systems design + story so that people can integrate their heart's desire with their purpose + work. I desire that my consulting support community engagement of health systems. Inquire below about my consulting services.

    Photography

    Editorial | Go local | Especially outdoors

    Photography has been a way for me to beautify or editorialize daily life since my aunt gave me a pink wind-up camera when I was 12 years old. I have since integrated photography into my research, + published photographs for a local magazine + newspaper. Once upon a time I ran a photography business for portraits, special events, + organizations. Now I enjoy photographing local events, especially for community or civic engagement, nature + public commons locally or whilst traveling, editorial for that close-cropped quest for the story behind the abstract image, + everyday life with my family. Follow me on Instagram or Flickr, + view the collections below. Contact me below for how to include photographs in your projects + communication.

    Writing

    Transitions | Faith, hope, love | On the ground

    I enjoy short stories, reflective expositions about life + love, + poetry with my background in creative writing + communication. I integrate storycrafting into my consulting + research. Current projects include transition to parenting, community engagement for health, + publishing that first book. Previous projects involved sharing the story of faith partnerships, poetry about loss, editorials about civic + public matters, technical writing, + intermedia copy. Future projects include post-doctorate storied systems design for supporting transition to motherhood, writing journal articles about this research, + a devotional about faith. Visit the blog below for notable mentions about consulting, research, writing, travel highlights, + for current, or archived news!

  • Blog

    Inspirations, musings, + ruminations

    November 2, 2017 · Photography,Washington,Environment,Water,Public Health
    September 11, 2017 · Gardens,Photography,Travel,Washington,Daytrips
    September 10, 2017 · Environment,Washington,Photography,Travel,Parks and Recreation
    August 28, 2017 · Research,PhD,Saybrook University,Dissertation,Academic
    May 7, 2017 · Testimonials,Consulting,Coaching,Public Relations,Photography
    May 4, 2017 · Projects,Consulting,Coaching,Community,Intermedia
    October 14, 2016 · Photography,Travel,Washington,Environment,Parks and Recreation
    August 23, 2015 · Photography,City Life,Public Commons,Renton,Campaign
    August 20, 2015 · Consulting,Storycrafting,Writing,Conference,Saybrook University
    July 20, 2015 · British Columbia,Canada,Photography,Travel,Family Life
    April 29, 2015 · Consulting,Community,Public Relations,Saybrook University,Workshop
    February 4, 2015 · Oregon,Photography,Travel,Parks and Recreation,Family Life
    January 31, 2015 · Photography,Travel,West Coast,Parks and Recreation,Family Life
    January 15, 2015 · Saybrook University,Conference,Research,Networking,Bay Area
    August 18, 2014 · Travel,Photography,Southwest,Family Life,Fun
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  • Together

    Life ever a transition. Bridge the gap. Go far!

    About

    Learning to live + love through transitions

    I encourage people to align their ideals, values, + visions with their strategy, communication, + practice to bridge the gap between the struggle + the flourishing. I'm passionate to support people needing a boost through transitions, or wanting to create beneficial change in their communities. Bonus: I also beautify the mess, but only if it makes sense to your story. Contact me below to ask about your project or vision today!

    Testimonials

    Hear from people satisfied with their projects

    Glowing from meaningful work with community grassroots campaigns, to global health initiatives for nutrition, to political municipal campaign, to saving a local library and community icon, to human + social service para-church + non-profits, + conversations about easing the transition to parenthood. Hear what people have said about my rapport + practice. Visit the blog above for more testimonials for projects.

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