Additional Background and Experience


Mindfulness for Stress, Brighton School community (ZOOM), Mountlake Terrace, WA. March 2021

Loving-kindness, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. April 2020

Noting/Labeling, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan 2020

Mindful Self-Compassion, Lehman Learning Solutions, Seattle, WA. September 2019​

Mindfulness Workshop, Childhaven, Seattle, WA. May 2019​

Mindfulness in Life and at Work, Lehman Learning Solutions, Seattle, WA. March 2019​

Introduction to Mindfulness, Seattle Public Library - University Branch, Seattle, WA. Feb 2019

Holiday Stress! What role can mindfulness play?, The Grinning Yogi Yoga Studio, Seattle, WA. Dec 2018​

Mindfulness for Beginners, Brighton School, Mountlake Terrace, WA. May 2018

Wellness Week: Mindfulness for the New Year, CHEF Software INC, Seattle, WA. Jan 2017  

Stress Relief through Mindfulness Practices, Association of American Schools in South America, Emmastad, Curacao. March 2015

Mindfulness in the Elementary School Classroom, SUNY Buffalo State, Dec 2014

Mindfulness at Work, American School of Lima, Lima, Peru. Oct 2014

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation, American School of Lima, Lima, Peru. March 2014


14-day Solitary (self-guided), Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2020

45-day Winter Retreat, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan - Feb 2020

7-day Roots of Mindfulness Retreat, Samish Island Campground, Bow, WA, Oct 2018
4-day Mindfulness Teacher Training Discernment Retreat, Samish Island Campground, Bow, WA, Sept 2018
9-day Creating Enlightened Society, Shambhala Meditation Center, Austin, TX, Aug 2018
4-day Solitary (self guided), Windhorse Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA, Aug 2017
5-day Solitary (self guided), Windhorse Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA, Feb 2017
28-day Cultivating our Inherent Confidence, Karme Chӧling Meditation Center, Barnet, VT, June-July 2016

8-day Urban at-home Retreat (self-guided), Lima, Peru. Feb 2015
9-day Mindfulness of Breathing, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, Feb 2014
7-day Lovingkindess Meditation, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, Jan 2013
10-day Vipassana Insight, Dhamma Kuta Meditation Center, Kandy, Sri Lanka, Dec 2011



6-Week Working with Mental Afflictions, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan-Feb 2020. 

350-hour Mindfulness Teacher Training (certification) Program, Mindfulness Northwest, Bellingham, WA. 2018-2019

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Seattle Mindfulness Center, Seattle, WA. May-June 2018

Foundations of Life Coaching, Seattle Life Coach Training, Seattle, WA. May-Aug 2018

“In Everyday Life” Series - FIVE, 5-WEEK CLASSES: Joy, Contentment, Meditation, Fearlessness, and Wisdom. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. 2016-2018

Shambhala Buddhism Training Levels - SIX WEEKEND RETREATS: Basic Goodness, Birth of the Warrior, Warrior in the World, Awakened Heart, and Open Sky. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. 2016-2018

Cultivating Lovingkindness: Pema Chodron on Lojong/Tonglen, Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. Nov 2016.

Open Awareness Life Retreat, Buddhist Geeks, Sept - Oct 2013                    
Mind Hacking Life Retreat Buddhist Geeks, June - July 2013   


Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, State University of New York - Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY. Dec 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Dec 2008

Washington State Teacher Certification January 2009

Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-8), Reading (K-12)