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I serve a variety of roles in visionary  organizations committed to transformative social change and development of innovative programs.See a detailed resume of my recent client work.

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My Philosophy, Vision, & Background

Interested in Details on My Services?

Interested in Details on My Services?

I've worked on complex online programs with visionaries in Silicon Valley and worldwide thought-leaders as well as small organizations and individuals committed to gently shifting our cultural narratives one soul at a time. Learn more about my philosophy and work in my Vision statement and Background below.

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My clients are engaged in thought-provoking conversations and cutting-edge programming. Check out their videos and some of the work I've done on their programming!

My Philosophy & Vision

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I support clients in developing new program/product designs based on their unique visions of transformative social change. By transformative social change, I mean new ways of being and doing that challenge our default assumptions and limitations, and guide us toward an exciting and interconnected future...what Thich Nhat Hahn and my colleague Charles Eisenstein call a state of "interbeing" in which we are all interconnected, supporting one another to be the best we can collectively be.

I work with organizations and individuals who want to change the world for the better--who are unafraid, even inspired, to break free from status-quo ways of doing things. This is sometimes challenging since we cannot go by our old maps of how to get from point A to point B. But it is exciting work, and my many years pioneering new programs in Silicon Valley prepared me well for it. I love supporting visionaries who work from a place of authenticity...those who challenge the boundaries of what we think we know while also respecting the wisdom and value of our ancestors.


My Background

I completed my M.A. at Virginia Tech, then moved to Silicon Valley where I worked for many years in new product design and launch for internet start-ups. After relocating to Virginia, my home state, I returned to school to study nutrition, health counseling and mindfulness, then established my consulting LLC to combine these two areas of interest. 


Because I see the health and wellbeing of every individual as interwoven with the health and wellbeing of our communities and our world, I studied and completed certification in Transformative Leadership and Social Change through the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia).


I have a particular interest in working with educational programming, as well as  organizations that support families and individuals with special needs. I received a seed grant from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based on my program design and work with special needs nonprofit organizations in the area. And I continue to further develop that programming within a number of environments and local initiatives, while also maintaining a selective client base for online program development.

My Resume

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Current & Recent Client Work

Charles Eisenstein (author, international speaker), online (2015-present) - charleseisenstein.org

VP of Programs and Chief Entropy Tamer – charleseisenstein.org/programs

  • Develop product concept for live online programs that seamlessly transition to self-guided formats providing ongoing, passive revenue stream
  • Strategize, organize and roll-out at least two new immersive, eight-week programs per year, serving apx. 2,000 audience members at launch, with ongoing self-guided admissions
  • Provide community oversight, live webinar moderating, audience management to facilitate live sessions, participant assignments/interaction between sessions and ongoing into self-guided
  • Manage revenue, payment adjustment increases/refunds, and data-tracking to evolve product and set strategy
  • Collaborate with tech developer to plan future upgrades and releases of product


Commune Media (partnership management for Charles Eisenstein) – https://www.onecommune.com/

  • Negotiate contract and manage relationship to develop custom course led by Charles for 2020 launch 
  • Coordinate with Commune Media on four-day film shoot in Topanga, CA
  • Manage marketing roll-out, launch, integration with existing offerings relative to 3rd-party launch
  • Negotiate/coordinate integration of gift-based/self-determined pricing model into Commune’s environment
  • Ensure effective articulation/differentiation of Commune (3rd party) course with Charles’ proprietary courses


Hoppel Design (technical projects with Charles Eisenstein), https://hoppel.design/

  • Collaboratively design and integrate content management system and site development priorities
  • Write requirements to integrate three separate websites and user databases into one system now serving over 20,000 users with variable content rights in WordPress
  • Work with technical architect to refine, test, migrate legacy content and launch new system
  • Envision scalable interface requirements to serve multiple current and future products
  • Define registration process to include user-determined payment flexibility
  • Launch management including email and social media communication to support migration into new system


Legacy Farms, Leesburg, Virginia (2017-present) legacyfarmsvirginia.org

Executive Director (interim)

  • Redefine organization’s mission, streamlined internal operations, recruited new staff and board members
  • Define roadmap with one-to-three year transition to create sustainable non-profit model
  • Redesign program from an eight-week training program to a mentor/apprentice model in which neurodiverse individuals are hired to perform work for the garden and the organization’s objectives
  • Write applications and secure grant funding and corporate sponsorships to support new model


Altitude Learning (AltSchool) ~ https://www.altitudelearning.com/
Berthold Academy  ~  bertholdacademy.com
New Program Design & Platform Integration

  • Support Berthold Academy's CEO/Founder and Head of School in visioning and defining core values and educational programs in alignment with Altitude Learning / AltSchool platform integration
  • Work with Altitude Learning / AltSchool and educational staff to organize resources and workflow as we develop and launch new programs within the school and new technical platform
  • Define schoolwide Personal Development programming by leveraging  Character Lab integration and personalized tools for goal-setting along with integrating Mindful Schools curriculum
  • Co-define meta-structure for staff to use in delivering project-based learning, so that students "learn how to learn, " and develop experiential learning program format across disciplines for all staff to organize and web for program consistency
  • Emphasize programming related to Food and Health, including program design, securing donations from area retailers and overseeing fundraising via FarmRaiser.com to support further development
  • Emphasize programming related to specialized learners, including workflow and analysis of potential new programs to support, such as increased Personal Development goal-setting, Mindful Schools and Unstuck & On Target.

 

Five Stones Wellness Center  ~  http://fivestoneswellness.com

  • Consultant/Director, Educational Programs, Five Stones Institute
  • Co-Creator, Circle of Wellness seasonal intensive, with physician Dr. Martha Calihan, Five Stones Institute 
  • Nutrition and Health Counselor, creating individualized nutrition plans and providing direct 1:1 counseling, Integrative Functional Medicine Center
  • Board Member, Five Stones Wellness Center


Viva Tysons magazine,  ~  vivatysons.com
Regular Features Writer focusing on education and wellness. A few sample article titles include:


Down Syndrome Association - Northern Virginia\

  • Designed and ran Whole Foods & Healthy Choices program, including hands-on cooking and health instruction to young adults with Down Syndrome and their families
  • Four-week sessions that included group counseling, cooking demos, qi-gong/yoga movement sessions, and field trips to local Whole Foods
  • Secured donations of food, instructional sessions by Whole Foods staff
  • Received Seed Grant Award to NutriCurious for program development, Institute for Integrative Nutrit

Professional Training & Education

Professional Training

Mindful Schools, professional certification

Mindful Educator Essentials & Mindfulness Fundamentals  


Transformative Leadership & Social Change, professional certification Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute)


Jikiden Reiki Certified, Okuden Level 2


Eating Psychology Coach. professional certification, Institute for the Psychology of Eating


Food as Medicine, professional training, Center for Mind-Body Medicine


Certification in Nutrition & Health Counseling,  CHC, AADP, professional certification Institute for Integrative Nutrition; New York City


Associate of Arts, Photography, Foothill College; Los Altos, CA


Stanford Professional Publishing, Stanford University; Stanford, CA


Education

Master of Arts, English, Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA


Bachelor of Arts, English and Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA