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"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
                                   John F. Kennedy

I bring a background in psychology, human resources, adult education, and career development to my work. I take a holistic approach to working with clients, and build solutions that meld insight, focus, and action.




  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University

  • M.A, Psychology, University of Minnesota

  • 12+ years experience in human resources

  • Adjunct faculty at University of St. Thomas, in the HR and Change Leadership Program and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology


Community Involvement


I am committed to giving back to the community, and am involved locally and nationally with nonprofit and professional organizations.


  • Executive Council of AARP-MN, an advocacy organization serving over 650,000 members age 50+ statewide, bringing a perspective of meaningful work in the second half of life to this role.

  • Founding board member of SHIFT, a community based nonprofit with a mission of helping people at midlife and beyond connect with meaningful work.

  • Contributor to the Encore Network, a community of change leaders paving the way to Encore careers.

  • Member and local leader for the Life Planning Network, a nonprofit organization for professionals from a range of fields with a common passion for positive aging and engagement in the second half of life.

  • Past president of Minnesota Career Development Association and a recipient of the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award for contributions in the field of career development.




I have authored a number of articles on a variety of topics, listed here.


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