I do this is by listening to the subtle voices of the world around us, connecting with the divine within and beyond, authentically expressing my truths, and celebrating the joys and challenges of life with others.
I was raised in the Spiritualist community of the 1970s and early 80s. Both my parents were mediums, ministers, and ceremonial magicians. I was lucky enough to live the first seven years of my life surrounded by the enchanted green-world of Camp Chesterfield in Indiana. I discovered Paganism in Oklahoma and Texas as a teen, and again was lucky enough to study in covens in the Georgian (Lady Georgia in Norman, OK) and Isian (Lady Bridget in Houston, TX) traditions of Wicca. In 1997, I moved to the DC metropolitan area, where I have coordinated many community events, including the DC Pagans’ Night Out (1998–2000) and DC Pagan Pride Day (2001–2002), as well as public seasonal rituals.
In 1998, I helped found an experimental ritual group named Magick Belly #9 where we learned through trial and error how to create and perform moving and meaningful rituals for ourselves and others. From 1999 to 2002, I was the Vice Chair of The Open Hearth Foundation. In 2002, I joined Becoming, the earth-based panentheist spiritual community that grew out of “the Bellies.” I served that community as the Presiding Celebrant from 2003 to 2011 and was ordained as clergy by the membership in 2005. Currently I am a second-degree initiate of the Order of the Elemental Mysteries and member of their Artist Guild, and the School Administrator at Reflections Mystery School, founded by Katrina Messenger.
I turned to the visual arts in 2005, starting with digital collage and mixed media shrines. In the last few years I have added in colored pencils, oil pastels, and acrylics. I am an exhibiting artist member at The Hamilton Gallery in Baltimore. I have also exhibited at the Torpedo Factory’s Day of the Dead altar exhibition in 2011; Artomatic in 2008, 2009, and 2012; and The Open Hearth Foundation.