I was born in Washington DC, and raised on Vancouver Island. I attended University of the Pacific in California where I received my undergraduate degree in 2012. I then went on to complete a Masters of Fine Arts at Northwestern University in Chicago where I had a career as a comedy writer. I fell in love with speech pathology when I was asked to teach a course on telling personal stories with youth in juvenile detention centers. The intersection between speech and language disorders and the criminal justice system led me to Australia where I completed a Master of Speech Pathology at Griffith University where I graduated with honours in 2018.
As a speech-language pathologist I enjoy working with children throughout their development. I have a particular interest in early intervention, and believe in a holistic family-centered approach to therapy that focuses on a child's strengths as well as parent education and involvement. I have worked extensively in the field of Autism and consult with ABA teams throughout the Greater Vancouver area. In addition to individual therapy I am a Hanen "More Than Words" instructor and enjoy offering training courses to parents of young children with Autism (ASD), and other social communication challenges.
Outside of work I love spending time with my friends, family, and my golden retriever, Merlin. I enjoy hiking, running, and exploring new parts of the world. I also love to bake and enjoy trying out new recipes in the kitchen!