who I am

Man, online bios are weird, aren't they? This feels a little bit like a blind date, but you already know a little about me. So here goes...

I love words: reading them, writing them, memorizing them, debating them, find just the right one at just the right moment. I love the Word made flesh, Jesus, and the way he casts light into dark places. 

I love my people: my ever-patient husband, my six little ones from three continents via two births and two adoptions, my faithful friends who believe in me even when I can't. 

I love vulnerable people. I'm talking both about those people who need support or simply for someone to affirm their humanity with dignity and love AND those who are living boldly and inviting others to do so. When vulnerability and empathy meet, beauty is born. I'm certain of it.

I love stories, and I'm beginning to speak mine in ways I never have before. I hope that creates a sacred space here and invites others to be brave with me.

Welcome, friend. I'm glad you're here!


educational background

Master's of Arts in Education (MAEd)
East Carolina University
Special Education
Specialty: Autism & Learning Disabilities

Bachelor's of Arts
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Communication Studies
Interpersonal & Organization Communication


my loves