I am currently the Executive Director of the non-profit Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ) based in Salida, Colorado, USA, and my professional background revolves around Social Justice and Communications in various venues.

I am the Lead Facilitator and Trainer for Victim-Offender conferencing, as well as serving as a Professional Mediator (Keeping The Peace, LLC) privately, and within the Judicial system. I'm a professional Meeting Facilitator and an international speaker on methods of Non Violent Communication (NVC). My experience as a Rotary Peace Fellow, in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015, was a pivotal point in my career as an International Peace Professional.

I have formally presented Restorative Justice – Not an Oxymoron at the Senate Bill 94 Conference in Vail, CO in 2014, and for the Mountain BOCES Webinar series on Implementing Restorative Practices in the Classroom. As a Rotary Peace Fellow, in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015, at Chulalongkorn University, I presented #All Lives Matter - Promoting Peace between Law Enforcement and American Citizens. In April 2016 I presented Restorative Justice & Humanizing the Justice System - A Common Sense Approach at the Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi, India.

I hold a graduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I was employed by I.B.M. in Boulder, CO, as a Communications Architect, and I have a number of published works and photos in corporate and media publications, regional newspapers and magazines, and in Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul. I'm currently writing a Children's book.                                                                        

I enjoy spending time with young people and I have more than twenty-two years of experience in working with high-risk adolescents, in addition to founding and managing a number of sustainable youth programs. 

I was born and lived in Long Island, New York, and I've now resided in the Colorado mountains with my dogs - furry family members - for 22 years. You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, fullcirclerj.net and keepingthepeacemediation.com.