ME

Open-hearted, unconventional,  gardener, show tune enthusiast, liberal, rarely libertine, lover of animals, nature, coffee, and a finely bulleted "To-Do List".

I graduated from the prestigious Celebrant Foundation and Institute (www.celebrantinstitute.org) in 2010 where I am now the International Executive Director and the President of the Board of Directors.  I hold certifications in Weddings, Funerals, Ceremonies Across the LifeCycle, and Ceremonies for Healing and Transition. I have received the "Couples Choice Award" from WeddingWire 10 years in a row. I have performed hundreds of ceremonies for hundreds of clients. And no two of those ceremonies have ever been the same.  I teach and manage the Celebrant Training Program at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, where I have helped hundreds of people become amazing certified Life-Cycle Celebrants. 

I am trained in the art of story ceremonies and words are my superpower. If your sense of reverence or spirituality has never quite fit convention, I get it. There is more than one definition of sacred. I am a preacher's kid, my Mom was an Episcopal Minister, and I am proud of her. I am an ordained Non-Denominational Minister and believe that spirituality is personal and unique, it's my role to articulate your beliefs, not tell you what or how to believe. And my Mom, at 94, is proud of me.


I've lived some life - raised 5 kids (ages 15-30) and prior to leaping into Celebrancy, I was a Project and Program Manager for 25 years.  I owned my own consulting firm working with Fortune 500 and 100 companies, as well as small closely held businesses.  I am graduated from Yale University's Executive Women in Leadership certification.  I won awards for my work in Disaster Planning and Business Preparedness.  But nothing made me as happy as the work I do as a Celebrant.  

 

Professional Stuff

For the past 5 years, I have been on staff at the very same organization where I obtained my certification as a Master certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. I started as an instructor and an instructional designer, and now I manage the educational program for the entire institute. We are a movement 20 years strong in the United States that empowers people to be an active part in the crafting of the rituals and ceremonies that tell the stories of their lives. You can see more at www.celebrantinstitute.org. I love helping people find meaning in their lives, and have been published in Spirituality and Health, Martha Stewart Weddings, featured on "The Real L Word" and more. I am a trainer and a public speaker across the country.