Keynote at ACA Mid-States Conference, St. Charles, Illinois, March 2013.

"I have used quotes from your talk at least 4 times in speaking to 2 colleges, and several other organizations since I saw you!"

-Tom Andrews, Pro Image Adventures, response to keynote address 


As an educator I use my experience in camping as a means for growing emotional intelligence.  My specific research interests include resilience in youth, camp skills as life skills, emotional intelligence, and generational changes.  Having mentored and developed over 1000 camp counselors, many of whom have now gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, I uses real camp experiences to illustrate avenues camp communities can utilize to grow leadership skills.  An actor in her previous career and a gifted story teller I enjoy bringing to life the hidden leadership potential each of us possesses.