As an openly gay man, husband, and father of three, I have been privileged to have called many places in this world my home. Whether in other states like Arizona and California, or foreign countries like Mexico and Bolivia, these opportunities have allowed me to learn valuable lessons about life.
Prior to my formal education I also served in the United States Navy where I studied to be a Russian linguist at the prestigious Defensive Language Institute.
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the New College of San Francisco, a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and have completed doctoral level courses in Social Work.
I co-wrote a textbook, Veterans in Social Work Practice, which was published by the NASW in 2012.
My career has included working with several diverse populations including, but not limited to, the incarcerated community, LGBTQ identified people, and other underserved communities. I have developed specialized programs for children who have experienced a traumatic loss from homicide or suicide.
I have a passion for helping people find a path to healing from trauma. I believe we all have the capacity for peace and healing. Sometimes our circumstances make us feel clouded from this ability.
I take my desire to help others seriously. I have specific passions for underserved communities such as the LBGTQ community. I firmly believe all humans should be treated with the utmost respect and equality. Our diversity is our strength and I love helping people discover theirs. I have found my own healing through my relationship with nature. I can’t wait to share it with you.