My education, life experiences, and intuition have led me to realize that my path is to combine being a nurse AND artist as a holistic practitioner and Reiki master for the purpose of helping others rise along with me to our highest and greatest potential. When we honor the gifts and blessings that the universe provides to us fully, whether we are an individual in search of peace and joy or a business seeking to work ethically and consciously.
I’ve had the honor to work with businesses, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and nonprofits which included working with children and adults with and without disabilities.
I trained as a nurse at Wesley-Passavant School of Nursing and Northwestern University in Chicago. I graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with. Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and went on to get my Masters in Fine Arts-Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Additional courses in Jungian and Archetypal Studios were also undertaken at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. Recently, I completed Reiki I, II, and Reiki Master certification for a second time as a refresher which has been very beneficial to re-invigorating my Holistic practice since the Covid pandemic. Other certifications include Singing Bowl I, Crystal Healing, and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
Awards and Affiliations
Over the years, I’ve received scholarships, grants and awards including one several years ago through the State of Colorado’s Creative Industries Change Leader Program. Certification is expected September 2021 upon completion of a arts and health project about overcoming fear(s) related to catastrophic health issues. I have already completed residencies in the past in Arts in Healthcare at Shands Hospital/University of Florida/Gainesville and as an Artist-in-Residence with VSA FL in Tampa.
Currently, my affiliations include membership in:
The Wellness Universe
American Association of Holistic Nurses
Sound Healers Association
International Association of Reiki Practitioners
Causes and Organizations
Causes near and dear to my heart encompass women’s health, animal and children’s health and safety, veterans health and well-being, and healthy business practices that authentically support stress management and work/life balance for tjeir employees.
I also support a local food pantry.
Certifications and Credentials
RN, Compact State Licensure (through CO)
AHA BLS certification
Reiki Master certification
Singing Bowl I certification
Crystal Healing certification