Focus your work. Create connections. Change the world.
Crafting messages, language, strategy and products to prompt action from targeted audiences
Connecting allies to accelerate progress in education, sustainability, and the public good.
Work Management Systems
Designing efficient work systems and supporting team communications
Research and Analysis
Conducting interviews, data scans and more to analyze trends of success and challenge
Applying expertise in PreK-12 education programs and policy, specializing in environmental literacy and nature-based connections
Coaching and Facilitation
Leading workshops, facilitating strategic meetings, and communications coaching
Clients and Collaborators
The process person.
Defender of all things good and fun.
A force of – and for – nature.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Perhaps like you, I used this retort as a kid, most memorably at the morning bus stop when I was being made fun of for something trivial. I was fortunate to not be a target for bullying, but like most kids, I had my moments of being teased.read more
It’s true: jobs DO exist, if we educate our students about opportunities and inspire them about the areas where they can find in-demand, fulfilling careers. I see it in my day job working to introduce STEM concepts to K-8 students so they are inspired to seek classes...read more
After dismissal recently, I led a tour of nearby Wolftrap Creek for my school's teachers. They were interested in learning about this haven for outdoor learning literally across the street from school property. I had offered to lead this tour to my principal two weeks...read more
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"She brings her heart, brain and full energy to every project."
"Her talents and vision have taken our organization to the next level. I highly recommend her."
"She uses a variety of tools to keep us organized and has been instrumental in giving our organization a web and social marketing presence."
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