For 10 years I was a lecturer in Media Arts and Science for Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. In 2015 I realized that I was being called to become a mental health counselor and art therapist, so I gave up my life in Indiana and moved to the Desert Southwest to pursue my new dream. I am currently a graduate student at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. I will graduate in March 2019. My passions are creating art, photography, exploring nature, writing, working with plants and animals, and helping people search for healing and meaning.