About Me

It’s important to know who you’re working with so you can decide if we might work well together. 


Ages ago, I was a Microbiology major at the University of Illinois.  I loved the work and went for a masters degree in Microbiology at UC Berkeley.  Sadly, I discovered that research wasn’t adventurous enough for me, so I tried something else.


I’d always loved to write and became a science writer at The Daily Californian in Berkeley, CA.  Then I worked at The Daily Ledger in Antioch, CA. When my husband and I moved to Boston, I worked as a science/medical reporter at the Harvard Health Letter and the Harvard Medical School News Office. We had computers back then, but no internet. We had to find research articles in the library! On paper! Can you imagine?!

Geek Writer

In Tacoma, I worked as a science researcher and background writer at the “Bill Nye the Science Guy” TV show  during its first two seasons.  The show was written, and a lot of it filmed, in a warehouse near the King Dome (before they blew up the King Dome).  I tried really hard to stay behind the scenes, but was arm-twisted to be a stressed-out computer person in the “Structures” show.   I’m in this video at 8:03.  Don’t blink!

Me and Bill! Bill! Bill! at the 20th anniversary reunion. Both of us older and wiser…no wait, we’re just older.

More Geek Writer

While home raising the kids, I wrote science fiction to keep my brain alive.  I was a terrible fiction writer, and have no published work (a great relief to  the literature scene at large).  On the bright side,  I helped to start Broad Universe, a cooperative group promoting women authors in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.


It took me 15 years to realize that I was  always going to suck as a writer, so I finally left that world and sort of accidentally got a job at  a granite company in town.  I ran a computerized machine that cut out sink holes and arcs; the guys in the back shop considered machine work to be girly, so it  worked out fine.  I loved the colors and patterns of granite, but after a couple of years, I wanted to work in a warm room in the winter, and have groovy co-workers, and work in a job that was both problem-solving and hands-on.


I ended up in massage school at Cortiva in Seattle.  Massage brought me back to science, but in a way that valued intuition and energy.  Not forgetting my earlier training, I wrote a case report about one of my clients that won a national award in 2009.  (Yay!)


I started training in CranioSacral with the Upledger Institute in 2010 and immediately loved it. I practiced a lot for a year, then took the next class, then I couldn’t sign up for classes fast enough. I’ve discovered a lot of uber-geek practitioners who also love weird energy stuff. It’s So. Much. Fun!

Gemstone therapy

And now I found the thing I’ve been training for all these years: Gemstone therapy through GemFormulas. It takes the healing techniques of CST into the energy field. And what is also mindblowing is that the terminology of gemstone threapy is often phrased exactly as in cranio. I’m amazed at how injuries can be stored off the body in an energy field. I guess that explains why nothing helps some injuries fully heal.

Travels and Hobbies

When the kids finally flew the nest, my husband and I started traveling, most notably to Italy and Japan. I’ve also been to South Africa twice with a group of energy workers.  When home, I’m usually at my sewing machine making a quilt (excessive numbers of pictures available on request).  I love kirtan and especially love the music of Jai Uttal,  Krishna Das, and Bhagavan Das.

So that’s me.  If I’m the kind of energy that appeals to you, give me a call!  I’d love to work with you!

Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa