Living Alone, Living Connected

My TEDx talk highlights Plan B Connections' launch to support individuals facing life alone.

Helen Keller said, "Life is a daring adventure or nothing!" My daring adventure could write a country song called, "Rocky Road!" Moving between Maryland, Minnesota, and Florida, I faced these hurdles alone: harsh long solitary winters, two major hurricanes, my very first hospital stay, unemployment, and mastering 4 jobs in 6 years due to the Covid shutdown. With my family and closest friends far away, living alone through Covid quarantine was the worst loneliness I've ever faced. So after 16 years away, I headed home to Maryland. With my lessons learned and great empathy for those facing life challenges alone, I would love to support you in navigating your own life challenges!

My Journey

Career Highlights

Career Developer & Life Coach - 20 years
  • Launched a global, cutting edge, online career center designated "in the top 1% for its size and type"

  • Coached hundreds of clients in higher ed, government, nonprofits

Social Health Archtect - 14 years
  • TEDx Talk "Living Alone, Living Connected"

  • SW Florida Blue Zones Recognition for supporting healthy aging

  • Organized educational workshops, social events and volunteer efforts to facilitate meaningful connections

  • Hosted 150 Zoom events and managed friendly phone calls program for lonely seniors during Covid quarantine

  • Juris Doctor, Ohio State University

  • Master of Education, Counseling & Development, George Mason University

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Liberal Studies, University of California