About Me

A little about me

In 2001, my class of high school students and I were held hostage by a teen gunman. This experience transformed me from an average teacher into a passionate advocate for teens, a committed mentor, author, and empowered coach.

I am on a mission to help teens step into their highest potential without stressing themselves out. 

As a recovering overachiever, I knows firsthand how easy it is to fall into the “never enough” trap!

My Background

I am the daughter of a country undersheriff who taught me to shoot a pistol and drive when I was eleven years old. I grew up on a farm in southeastern Washington state, where I loved horses a whole lot more than books.  Thanks to an inspired English teacher, I fell in love with reading the seventh grade. I  earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Today, I am the author of young adult novels: Before They Find Us (2013) and Painted Blind (2012). My  husband and I reside in Washington state with our four children.

I give you the tools

Release your fears

Ditch stress and anxiety

Set personal boundaries

Play your strengths

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