The "Many Mes" welcome the "Many Yous"!
Hello, and welcome to Converge Forward! This business draws from the many different aspects of myself, and aims to serve the many different aspects of yourself and your relationship to your family, community, and all life around you. I am glad you are here!
Founder, Converge Forward
Some part of me will always be 8 years old!
One of my favorite memories of that age was walking home from Park Hill Elementary, in Denver, during a snowstorm. It was the kind of snow that came in large, fluffy, beautiful flakes, surrounding me in crystalline beauty. While I knew it was snow, and I knew I was a kid walking home from school, I was somehow also a great general, leading an army, and my lunch box (the metal kind we all had in the early '80s) was my sword, slicing a safe path through a sea of mosquitoes.
My professional background includes natural science, environmental regulation, and facilitation.
I had the privilege of obtaining a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) and a M.S. in Soil Science from UC Riverside (Riverside, CA). For over 20 years, I have worked in the environmental regulatory field, with a focus on water quality and storm water protection. For 19 of those years, I worked for the State of California. For the past few years, I have worked in the private sector. I have been a supervisor/project manager since 2006, and a facilitator since 1993. As a facilitator, I have designed complex multi-stakeholder conversations and helped groups as small as 3 and as large as 300 to have organized and effective conversations.
I am an intuitive channel and medium.
From a very young age, I have had awareness into the "unseen" realms, including my own past lives, and the importance of going back to heal and transmute what needs to be brought into a higher light. (See more about healing, below.)
Over the past ten years, I have been actively practicing as an intuitive channel and medium, for myself, my friends, and more recently, for clients. All the channeling and mediumship work that I do is in service to the Highest Good for all involved, and I always invoke the Divine to preside over and work through me in these practices. I am respectful of the diverse expressions and perceptions of Divinity, and in working with clients, I use the name and invocation of Divinity that resonates with them.
I am a naturalist.
As a scientist, I have been trained to think in terms of experiments, where we limit the variables in order to test a hypothesis. As a naturalist, I get quiet and OBSERVE. My mother encouraged this in my sister and me, being a scientist and naturalist herself. We were raised in the great Colorado outdoors, taking in the natural world around us. We collected pond water and looked at it under my mom's microscope, marveling at the tiny life forms scooting across the slide. We spent whole days with our shoes off and our pant legs rolled up, exploring creeks. We brought our sketch book with us and drew the trees, mountains, waters, and sky around us.
I bring this practice of quiet observation to the natural world around me, to myself and other humans, and to the patterns and processes of healing and communication.
My life's work is learning, healing, and holding space for others.
I am deeply engaged in the process of healing myself, and in doing so, holding a space for others to find their healing path. My mentors are Trees, Rocks, Waters, and Animals: the older, wiser Beings of this Sacred Place of Earth; my Higher Self, and my High Master Guides and Angels/Beings of Light.
I have dedicated my life to paying attention to the process of healing: in Self, Family, the Greater Human Family, and the Family of all Life. The journey is deeply personal, and also deeply collective.
I am willing to try!
In the face of what can feel overwhelming, I am willing to try. When we try together, we birth Hope!
Life fascinates me. It seems that we all have an inherent blueprint for what we are meant to embody in our lifetime. Much like an acorn knows how to become an oak tree, this is a knowingness that we have, deep within us. Yet, we also need flowpaths! Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to do something, to be something, if others around you have already done something similar? We need new, healed flowpaths, and I am willing to try to make them, with you, together, so healing becomes easier and easier.
One of the things I am willing to try is gardening!
While there are more talented and capable gardeners than me, I continue to humbly work at it! I am growing food crops and managing habitat for invertebrates on my little community garden plot. I volunteer with a local nonprofit who is working with our City to expand the community garden network.
There are other "back to basic" crafts I hope we can get better at, together!
Our ancestors lived much closer to the Land and all Life around them than we currently do. Though it feels clumsy at first, if we set our intentions to return to these ways, we can! Part of this comes from re-purposing rather than throwing away items that have reached the end of their current usefulness. This photo shows me in a dress I made from my husband's old sweatpants, and a few sweatshirts and t-shirts that had belonged to me and a neighbor. Not all my creations turn out this well! (You should see the toga I spent 6 months making, LOL.) Yet, this trial and error process was the beginning of my dream of Cul-de-Sac Cooperatives, in which we re-learn re-villaging skills together, along with healthier economic models for co-existence.
I am an artist, too, and I am growing into other roles.
The artwork you see on this website is mine, unless otherwise captioned. Through Converge Forward, I am also becoming a podcast host, videographer, teacher, and community builder. I look forward to meeting you and growing, learning, and healing together.