I’m an artist, designer, healer, speaker, author, daughter, sister, and friend relentlessly working to create the world I wish to inhabit.
I’m the creator of The Forest Bathing Club and author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing (Ten Speed Press, Spring 2019).
I’m also the co-founder of Trouble Makers, Inc and the founder of Mermafly — a new hybrid healing and design studio that works with clients to help them gain clarity and realize their vision.
I used to think there was something wrong with me because despite having a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, an MFA in Products of Design from The School of Visual Arts, and experience working with design luminaries at IDEO, SYPartners, and fuseproject, I could never quite fit into any of the boxes that I was supposed to go in. I felt that my purpose was to offer my creative gifts to the world but that this world was not made for me.
What I know now and wish I knew then, is that the world I couldn’t fit into isn’t the world.
It’s something we created and isn’t really working for anyone. It’s what Joanna Macy refers to as “business as usual” and what Sharon Blackie calls “the wasteland.” This is the world of capitalism, of growth at the cost of the planet, culture, and our own wellbeing.
I’m no longer concerned about fitting in and am here creating in service of Mother Earth and the world that I know is possible.
Here you’ll find my portfolio. Please get in touch to co-create or collaborate. One thing’s for sure — we’re not meant to work alone and community matters more than ever right now.
I love to help other people with their work. I design healing and transformative experiences, strategies, and spaces for individuals and corporations. I only work on projects that bring us closer into alignment with outer nature and inner nature and are on the side of evolution.
For the Earth!