I first became interested in the role ceremony plays in our lives in 2003 when someone close to me died. I felt fortunate to be able to eulogize them at the funeral. I spent a lot of time in the following years thinking about how our actions and processes as a community address these major life events which we all go through and that how we as a community go about handling them influences the individual in their process of making sense of the changes. I came to believe deeply in the positive power ceremony could have.
In 2010 I became ordained as a Universal Life Minister which allows me to legally solemnize marriages in the State of Wisconsin. I went through the Celebrant Institute Wedding Certificate program in 2012 to become a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and in 2015 I joined the Humanist Society to become a Humanist Celebrant. I am also a wife and mother of two. In my spare time I love to sew and to garden.