My first ten years of professional experience were earned in the financial services, sales, and administration sectors. Highlights include using my multilingual skills at a prominent international bank, and working for an early tech start-up.
I began practicing massage full-time in 1998, and in 1999 opened a private massage practice in Berkeley, CA. In 2001 I relocated to Princeton, NJ where I taught Anatomy and Physiology for three years at Health Choices massage school. I reopened my private massage practice in 2004, and in 2005 moved back to the Bay Area where I have maintained a private practice ever since. I also began working at Wilbur Hot Springs as a massage therapist in 2012.
In 2015, I formally closed the massage portion of my practice in order to focus full-time on cranio-sacral work and, in 2020, Hakomi psychotherapy.
I was born in Brazil to American Presbyterian missionary parents, who served there for 25 years. I returned to the U.S. in 1974 where I have lived ever since, except for a year in France during college. Besides fluency in Portuguese, English and French, I have excellent knowledge of Spanish, and am working on my Italian!
I love making good food, singing, hanging out with my family and beloved dog, discovering wild places... and soaking up stillness. I am also the proud mother of a Berkeley High School daughter, and am married to a wonderful man who is a professional scientist and visionary himself.