About Winx

(she/they)

End-of-life care has always been a part of my life. As a child, my family was always involved in senior care, and for years our local senior center was my after-school playground. I worked and volunteered at an assisted living facility throughout high school. And in college, I toured local crematories and funeral homes and instructed my dormmates on how to complete their advance directives.

Now, as an adult, I’ve deepened my connection to deathwork and end-of-life care by becoming a NEDA Proficient Death Doula and End-of-Life Planner! I provide a variety of services and specialize in LGBTQIA2S+ deathcare, pet deathcare, eco-friendly body disposition options, home funerals, and end-of-life planning. I work to empower, educate, and support my clients as we explore beautiful ways to inhabit the mysterious, difficult, sacred, and transformative spaces around death.

Winx is pictured from the waist up, smiling at the camera. Her hair is in a ponytail, she's wearing cat-eye glasses and a black National Home Funeral Alliance sweatshirt. She is indoors, standing in front of a window near several houseplants.

I currently live on the unceded lands of the Chinook, Clackamas, and Multnomah peoples (otherwise known as Portland, OR) with my wife and our four perfect feline fur children. In my free time, you’ll likely find me gardening, practicing herbalism, cross stitching, reading, creating art projects, or indulging in reality TV.

Credentials

NEDA Membership + Proficiency Badge
National End-of-Life Doula Alliance

2 NEDA (National End-of-Life Doula Association) badges side-by-side. First, the NEDA Membership badge. Second, the NEDA Proficiency Badge.

End-of-Life Doula Training
Going with Grace
Completed Going with Grace’s certification program for End-of-Life Doulas.

Round digital badge with "Going with Grace" and the GWG logo in the center. Around the edges reads, "Going with Grace End of Life Training Program Graduate"

Herbalism Training
Vital Ways Institute
Completed Vital Ways Institute’s 1-year certification program for Foundations Herbalism.

BS in Computer Science; BA in English
Truman State University