Dementia Care Consultant and Mindset Maven
I am a small-town girl from Wisconsin who’s always been known to have a smile on my face and the ability to connect with others. In high school, I volunteered to tutor newly immigrated Hmong students in reading and communication. It was a fun challenge for the new students and I. During those sessions I realized how important building relationships and connecting with others was to me. It was then I decided to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. Following college graduation, I began a successful career as a clinician, multi-facility manager, national corporate trainer, professional education presenter, mid-size private practice owner and consultant. During those years, I realized my passion was with geriatrics having dementia; discovering the person still inside and re-introducing that person and their families to all that that was still possible.
Outside of work, I keep busy as a wife, and a mother to three particularly sassy furry beasts. Each day, they surround me with joy and laughter. I’m also a fitness junkie, biohacker and triathlete. The more I learn about the body and the human spirit, the more obsessed I become to uncover the ways mindset, food and lifestyle can heal what ails us.
Finally, my husband and I are beekeepers, and I am ever watching the behaviors of these amazing creatures and jotting down my findings. My husband is the science mind behind our project, and I bring the art of observation and storytelling.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you soon.
My heart to yours,