I am a therapist specializing in working with people in the technology industry as well as working with active duty soldiers and veterans.
I spent my childhood in Seattle, Washington and Salt Lake City, Utah, eventually joining the tech industry during the first book of the 1990’s. I eventually moved to the Bay Area and worked in Silicon Valley for 12 years before returning to Washington in 2018.
Previous to counseling, I worked for 28 years in the tech industry in quality assurance and program management roles at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla. In Oakland, I was co-founder and a former president and director of the 501c3 non-profit Ace Monster Toys hackerspace.
I have been a Buddhist practitioner since 2004 and met Shinzen Young in 2012, eventually doing multiple retreats and taking refuge with him. I have also spent time sitting with Michael Taft and Tucker Peck.
My therapy practice focuses on working with members of the technology industry and helping them with their needs, as well as members of other often marginalized communities, whether they be people involved in polyamory or ethical monogamy or who are involved in forms of spirituality outside of the mainstream. As a grown up Generation X nerd and a teenage and early 20-something Neopagan, I feel a strong affinity to people who have often been pushed to the margins by mainstream society.
I also have experience working with members of the United States military and their families while working for the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Army as a therapist during my training.
I am interested in the intersection of therapeutic work with the spaces and opportunities opened up by mindfulness work.