A New England native, I lived in the Bay Area for 25 years before moving to Portland, OR in 2020. I've worked in HIV prevention, addiction treatment, and helped conduct clinical psychiatric research at UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
While researching mortuary school as a possible new career direction, I found information about the death positivity movement and the inspiring work of Death Doulas. The deeply personal services provided by doulas seemed like a crucial area of need for society. My goal is to help folks explore meaningful opportunities to feel more empowered while learning to be less fearful about death and the natural process of dying.
The honor of serving others to prevent suffering is truly joyful work for me.