Where are you from?
Silver Spring, MD

How’d you get to where you are today?
I fell in love a bunch of times. With writing, with adventures in the wilderness and outdoor leadership, with the western US in general and Colorado in particular, with helping others tell their stories as clearly and forcefully as possible, with connecting to my deeper self and helping others do the same. And with my husband, who’s supported all these adventures and passions. Also, I worked hard and got very, very lucky.

I love yoga, backpacking, vegan food, science experiments, board games, riding bikes, reading, and having no plans. I’m good at being unfashionably sincere, eventually figuring out how to say what I mean, explaining complicated ideas in a simple way, remembering facts, suggesting ways to improve the system, harnessing technology to do my bidding, jumping to conclusions, and big hugs.

Why do you work for Conscious Company?
I couldn’t resist the chance to let meaning and purpose rule my life. It’s been one of the best decisions I ever made.

What inspires you?
Watching people nurture their unique skills and vulnerabilities to wholeheartedly contribute to the human experience. That often takes the form of creative works like poems, books, songs, etc.

Fun facts?
I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 11. Also there’s a story about me in one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

What gives you hope for the future?
The fact that everyone who hears about this magazine and what it stands for wants to do everything in their power to help make our vision of the world come to life. That includes myself — I quit a great job to join this team and I know if the purpose is strong enough to sway me out of my inertia, fear, and resistance, it’s strong enough to sway the world.