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    Connecting People + Story

    storied systems design | writing | photography | consulting

  • About

    Live. Love. Story.


    PhD-OS | MA-ComL | BA

    As an organizational anthropologist, I research about how to support people through transitions by aligning their ideal visions with practice. I enjoy integrating story, vision, performance arts, + dialogue. Recent research supported a local partnership of faith by synthesizing compassionate community, stories, photographs, + motivational interviews to understand their "we story." Current projects include researching heritage development + restorative justice in the context of caregiving "bookend generations." I integrate creative + visionary approaches with the heart of the matter. I search for opportunities to strategize health systems + organize care of people during transitions to heritage. Ultimately, I desire that my research support anthropology, ministry, + health systems that integrates people's "we story" instead of ostracizing them from thriving. Contact me below to learn about my applied + creative research.

    Consulting + Coaching

    Aligning ideal visions with practice

    In May 2020, I launched Dogwood Group, a suite of consulting, coaching, creative, development, + heritage services for people + organizations. I encourage people to integrate their shared visions, align their ideals with strategic practice, + to share their story with heart and skill. I develop communal + compassionate health systems, especially around transitions of heritage. I coach people, leaders, teams, + partnerships to bridge the me to we story. I base this work on my research + writing for partnership + heritage. I apply storied systems design to organize partnerships that nurture solutions-based cultures for health + organizational well-being. Past projects supported partnerships for human + health services, marketing of nutrigenomics work, + various local civic, grassroots, + community engagement campaigns. Inquire below to learn more about consulting + coaching services, or visit Dogwood Group.


    Editorial | Go local | Especially outdoors

    Photography has been a way for me to beautify + editorialize daily life since an aunt gave me a pink wind-up camera when I was 12 years old. I have since integrated photography with my research, completed assignments for editorial, portrait, + event photography services, + 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 placemaking locally or whilst traveling. I search for an editorial quest or detail for the story behind the image, + everyday life with family. Follow me on Instagram or Flickr, + view the collections below. Contact me for how to include photographs in your projects + organizational communication.


    Transitions | Faith, hope, love | On the ground

    I enjoy short stories, reflective expositions about faith, advocacy, + love, + poetry with my background in creative writing + communication. I integrate story-crafting into my consulting + research. Current projects include the Kingdom Come trilogy about a theology of heritage, + more installments for the "Heritage Chronicles," or a series of nine books in different genres about heritage development. Previous projects shared the story of faith partnerships, poetry about loss, editorials about civic + public life, technical writing, + intermedia copy. Future projects include post-doctorate storied systems design for supporting a "we story" of heritage for leaders + caregivers healing the crises of our times, writing journal articles, a screenplay, + speeches. Visit the blog below for notable mentions about consulting, research, writing, travel highlights, + for current or archived news!

  • Blog

    Inspirations, musings, + ruminations

    November 8, 2020 · Writing,Ministry,Leadership,Heritage,Theology
    August 2, 2020 · Academic,Leadership,Publishing,Article,Anthropology
    July 31, 2020 · Dogwood Group,Consulting,Development,Coaching,Heritage
    June 9, 2020 · Photography,Art,Contest,Partnership,City Life
    May 27, 2020 · Academic,Career,Vocation,Portfolio,Writing
    October 15, 2019 · Community,Civic Engagement,Dialogue,Elections,Campaign
    January 20, 2019 · Family Life,Event Planning,Anniversary,Heritage,Wedding
    November 28, 2018 · Writing,Research,Postpartum,Perinatal,Maternal Health
    February 5, 2018 · Academic,Dissertation,PhD,Saybrook University,Research
    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
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  • Together

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


    Learning to live + love through transitions

    I encourage people with a "we story" to align ideals, stories, + visions with strategic communication to cross 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!


    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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