I have been the Executive Director at Lumunos for over 15 years now. Along with overall management of the organization, I particularly appreciate the daily opportunities I have to interact with the people we serve. I have been facilitating groups around the country for decades – in business settings, retreat centers, hospitals and beyond. My work centers on a deep commitment to helping people clarify their priorities and find their calling – and to stay connected with those ideas as they navigate the complex challenges of modern life. Through the years, I have also been busy publishing my thoughts and perspectives about this work, including the connection between living a fulfilled life and the positive impact on the communities we work in and live in.
We are a growing organization with aspirations to scale up our work significantly – with health care professionals and within other communities of professionals who are committed to serving the public good. We believe there is a vast national audience for our work, and we aspire to serve more and more people across many communities.
My wife Kathryn, daughter Isabel, and I live near Burlington Vermont, a place that allows us to do lots of hiking and skiing.
Business and Operations Director
I have had the privilege of working with many wonderful and wise people in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. From corporate board rooms to research labs tucked away in quiet buildings, I have spent years observing and supporting a diverse group of people as they have navigated the challenges of our rapidly changing workplaces. My wife and I have two ambitious children who have started down their own professional paths. Outside of work, I have served on the Boards of several non-profits (and I am committed to doing my small part in the global effort to address climate change). These experiences have sharpened my understanding of the power of commitment and values, both in the workplace and at home.
Here at Lumunos, my responsibilities include finding sustainable avenues for bringing our work to a wider and wider audience. My day-to-day activities also include “keeping the trains running on time.” My educational training includes an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a M.S. in Physics from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S.E.E from the University of New Hampshire.
My journey through professional life has been happily winding and unexpected in many ways. After graduating from the University of Michigan, I spent a few years working for a conservation organization called the SCA. I restored fragile desert habitat, built trails, and taught environmental education to school children. I then spent several years in Indiana, earning an M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Social Science from Purdue University.
After moving to western North Carolina in 2014 to be closer to my husband’s family, I found myself working in retail and teaching environmental science part-time at the University of North Carolina Asheville. I managed an outdoor gear shop in downtown Asheville for two years. With the birth of my daughter in 2016, I was really hoping to find a better balance between work life and family life. Joining Lumunos has allowed me to find a better balance and to be more creative in my work. I enjoy supporting Lumunos in its mission by helping to further develop the events, resources, and tools we provide. In my off-time, you’ll find me exploring the outdoors with my husband Skyler and two kids Maya and Max.
Personally speaking I love all things art. A graduate from New Jersey’s William Paterson University with a BA in Fine Arts, I was given the unique opportunity to study art in all its forms and facets. After graduation creating pottery became my passion. As clay still nourishes my artistic soul, Lumunos has nourished my sense of purpose. Each day I get to work with people whose perseverance and dedication to helping others find their true calling is nothing short of inspirational. I am happy to be part of the Lumunos family.