Education & Experience2019-11-04T21:38:01-08:00

Education & Experience


  • Bachelor Degree, Elementary Education with a minor concentration in Philosophy, 1976
  • Juris Doctorate, 1992
  • Cognitive Interview Technique, 1986
  • Northwest School of Healing: A 4-year program in shamanic healing, 2005
  • Washington State Facilitator training, 2006
  • Washington State Mediator training, 2007
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner certification, 2007
  • Somatic Experiencing, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced: A 3-year program in body-based PTSD therapy, 2007
  • Masters Degree, Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy 2019

Work Experience

  • I lived in Saudi Arabia as a child and have visited other countries in the Middle East, Europe, Central and South America, and the Far East. At one time, I was near-fluent in Spanish and learned important words and phrases in every country I visited.
  • I am a Vietnam veteran and served in combat.
  • I was an emergency responder for nearly a decade.
  • I’ve taught in the K-12 system, was a tenured Instructor in a technical-professional program and taught in undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  • I’ve worked to promote diversity and social justice in one form or another for most of my life.
  • I worked as a therapist for the Department of Corrections and currently work as a Crisis Counselor in a hospital emergency room.


  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)