About Me

life coach / writer / subtle hippy
bob and mandy penguin swim

I’ve done a lot of self-reflective work over the years. My mom died when she was 35; my brother at age 34. Life has shown me that each of us is responsible for our own happiness, and tomorrow is never guaranteed.

A formerly-repressed creative, I like making pretty things and writing prose. I’m currently writing my first book, a memoir about my healing titled I Killed My Mom and Other Lies I Tell Myself. Get on my list to be among the first to know when it’s available!

I adore animals. You might find me laying on the ground greeting a dog I’ve just met. I’ve been a vegetarian since 2013 and a vegan since August 2016 when I visited Animal Place. Like every vegan you’ve ever met, I’d love to tell you more! 

My first career was in software. My varied roles included Software Engineer on T-38 flight simulators at Boeing and Head of Product at the phenomenal startup Flywheel. I can talk to you about product roadmaps and code maintainability, but I’d honestly rather not.

My training includes Byron Katie’s School for the Work, the best-in-class Martha Beck Life Coach Training program, an MBA from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and a BS from the Raikes School at the University of NebraskaLincoln.

My minimalist home is in Omaha, Nebraska, with my beautiful and generous husband Bob and our precious baby Keira.


I pledge to sell ethically to help us break the cycle of consumerism. Learn more at theethicalmove.org.