I grew up in the desert of Southern California. I was fortunate enough to have Joshua Tree National Park as my childhood playground! I still return home a few times of year when I need to recharge and connect with the desert sun.
I moved from the rural desert to city life in North Texas where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. After a few years of working in the trenches at AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth, I moved to beautiful San Diego, CA and earned my Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on Community Development. I worked in a non-profit setting from 2009-2016 and it is from my experience with highly stigmatized populations (such as HIV, LGBTQIA+, survivors of torture, commercial sex workers, and people living with addiction) and serving people facing the threat of death every day that I learned to honor my gifts of intuition, helping people incorporate play into their lives, and storytelling.
Currently, I have two cats (Anakin Lucas, and Daryl) who reside with me and my partner in North Texas. We reside on the colonized lands of the Kickapoo, Jumanos, Tawakoni, Wichita, and Companche nations. In my free time, you can find me traveling with HeatherAsh Amara as part of her support team, questing in the wilderness, playing with fire and faeries, dreaming of receiving my letter from Hogwarts, reading about Toltec magic, and cooking with curiosity in my kitchen.