I am a humanistically-oriented academic psychologist who works as a teacher, researcher, consultant, writer, and editor.
My research and training is in transpersonal psychology, phenomenology, integral theory, and qualitative research methods. I actively pursue research, teaching, writing, and editing in this vein. I have always had an obsessively inquisitive mind and I love to share what I learn in a collaborative space. I even wrote my dissertation about this shared space.
I also run Ludus Amoris Editing and Consulting, my editing business focusing on helping scholars at all stages with their projects. I am active on UpWork and on Thumbtack but always prefer the more traditional routes such as word-of-mouth.
I created and hosted the Visionary Vocation Podcast where I interviewed individuals at all stages of answering a calling to something greater than themselves.
I am currently working on a volume of collected stories of consciousness beyond the body through The Experiencer Treasury Project or TETP.
Aside from Ludus Amoris, I currently spend most of my time teaching psychology courses at Dominican University of California in San Rafael and at Meridian University in Petaluma. I was also the communications consultant and social media manager at Meridian University for nearly a year. I work as a freelance writer and editor specializing in the area of academic psychology, spirituality, self-help, metaphysics, and other related genres.
Before this I worked for MetaIntegral, also based in Sebastopol. There I was the Associate Director overseeing the administrative and communications health of three organizations: a consulting firm, a coach training academy, and a nonprofit foundation with a large network of professionals, practitioners, and organizations.
I also occasionally do editorial work for the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, am the co-founder and editor with Leslie Allan Combs of The Journal of Conscious Evolution and am a founding board member of the Society for Consciousness Studies. Overall, I have taught a wide variety of psychology courses at Dominican Univeristy; Sonoma State University; Meridian University; Burlington College; University of California, Santa Cruz; John F. Kennedy University; the California Institute of Integral Studies; and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. I also worked full-time as an undergraduate advisor in History of Art and Visual Culture department at the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years. If any of my former students have found me here, please drop me a line and say "hi"!