I write. This is who I am. Before I could even put words down on paper, I was a writer. I would write in my mind and then ask my mom to write what I had said.
At age 5, I won the ‘What is Love?’ essay contest at our local library. Before I even understand what a job was, I knew writing was my calling.
I am a contributing writer at nj.com. My writings have appeared in print in The Star Ledger and Voices in the Library. I am a columnist for the Seabrooker. My writings are featured in a half a dozen other publications including The Good Men Project, Role Reboot, Everyday Feminism, DotTransfers, among other places.
I am a speaker. As the author of a children’s book: Sweetie’s Search for a Forever Home in the Garden State, I have traveled to dozens of schools and organizations to speak on the gift of writing, publishing, and following your calling.
I am a business leader. I spent over a decade building a profitable business. My experience in both private industry arena, government, and non-profit circles have offered me insight into growth, leadership and development in an array of settings. This work has led me to consulting.
I am an MSW and a clinician. I am an observer. I attained my Master’s in Social Work at New York University (NYU), My social work has brought me alongside of brave souls inside of hospitals, schools, and on the streets. I spent half a decade working inside of a long-term inpatient psychiatric unit.
I am a mom of four strong-willed daughters, three spirited rescue dogs, and the counterpart to one husband.
You can find me either
writing at my desk,
spending time with my family,
my head buried in a book,
my toes buried in the sandy beaches of Charleston, SC.
New Leadership NJ Scholar at The Eagleton Institute of Politics
2002 Dr. Georgia L. McMurray Student Award
1999. English Departmental Award, Caldwell University