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 through my own practices, involvement with organizations like the National Home Funeral Alliance (where I serve as a member of the Board of Directors), and a commitment to building community deathcare resources.
I currently live on the unceded lands of the Chinook, Clackamas, and Multnomah peoples (otherwise known as Portland, OR) with my partner 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.