I grew up in Shaler Township and graduated from Shaler Area High School. I attended Duquesne University, thinking I would become a French teacher, but soon realized I wanted to join the funeral service industry. As the daughter of a funeral director, I was very comfortable with death. (My brothers and I played hide and seek among caskets!)
My personal experience with loss and bereavement inspired me to search for a deeper understanding of death and has led to an acceptance of my own mortality. Out of this more tangible realization that my life will end someday has grown a deep desire to live wholeheartedly. And from this new way of living I am excited to encourage others to live more fully.
With a Master of Arts in Culture & Spirituality, I bring a holistic perspective to my work as a doula, as well as to weddings, funerals and other services where people mark important moments with ritual and celebration.