I love to play, learn, and grow – and I have dedicated my life to supporting youth and families in being connected, supported and happy.   

I have a Ph.D. in HDFS from UW Madison with a minor in prevention science.  I am a writer, researcher, speaker, teacher, and executive with an entrepreneurial spirit.

I specialize in child/adolescent development, parent-child relationships, parenting after divorce or separation, and program development and evaluation.

As the Executive Director of a Boulder based non-profit, The Parent Engagement Network, I am constantly in conversations with experts, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and parents themselves about the real stuff in life. 

Check out my blog and products and feel free to reach out to me with your own questions or stories!

Do the things you love, be yourself, and create your best self every day!