Who I am

I’m a woman who’s created a life that truly reflects who I am. I coach, write, scuba dive and do underwater photography, sing in the Agape International Choir in Los Angeles, live with the love of my life, Patrick, love our wacky dog, Phoenix, and do a bunch of cool biohacking stuff like cryotherapy and lying in a hyperbaric chamber because I’m fascinated by human performance.

My prior background is in massage, acupuncture, and herbs. I have a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine. I left patient care after 13 years to pursue an MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and dedicated myself to writing for 10 years before the desire to work with people one-on-one again got too loud to ignore. I’m trained through two schools of life coaching: Falling Awake and OneTaste.

Photo credit: Nadia Aly

I grew up participating in three cultures, American, Venezuelan, and Swedish, speaking three languages and feeling like an outsider in all of them. I spent a lot of time observing people so that I could do the right thing and try to fit in. Eventually, trying to be the person others wanted me to be got too exhausting. I had to figure out who I really am.

I’m deeply inspired by the ocean and its creatures. After almost 20 years of diving and a decade of underwater photography, spending time in the depths of the ocean informs so much of how I see life that I named the way I coach The Deep Dive Process!

I’ve always been a deep diver, reading Zen books in high school and spending my twenties immersed in intense spiritual practice as I worked with clients in my busy private practice. My love of poetry also comes out of my love of diving deep. I love the way poetry slips under the surface of life to distill all that beauty and pain into potent imagery and language.


What I Offer

A Deep Dive with kickass coaching! Whoop whoop! But seriously, I’ve been at this personal and spiritual growth thing for thirty years, I’m courageous as hell, and have transformed my life multiple times, by desire, necessity, and design.

I create a solid container for you by:

  • listening without judgment.
  • asking insightful questions.
  • allowing you the space you need to connect the dots that will transform your life.
  • challenging you when you’re holding back.


If you’re ready to get a taste of what it would be like to Deep Dive with me, click the button to set up an Exploratory Call.