The Excellence in Teaching Award from National Society of Leadership & Success
Former Community College Instructor of Psychology
North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor #5385
Nationally Certified Counselor #78160
Member of American Counseling Association
Member of Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB), and a past presenter at conferences


I’ve also developed and facilitated support groups for animal shelter and veterinary hospital staff, as well as co-founded and co-facilitated a support group for North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital clients.  My professional journey has also included traveling nationally to co-facilitate workshops on compassion fatigue for animal shelter staff and animal control officers. My published articles have been featured in various magazines, most recently in the Raleigh, North Carolina “Natural Awakenings” magazine, and I was featured on “The Signal,” a Baltimore NPR program as an expert on pet loss. Buried Deep in Our Hearts is my first novel and is an homage to all the animals who have ‚Äčinspired me.