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Statement of Introduction

First and foremost I am a mom.  I am a mom to six amazing and wide eyed human beings, who one by one stole my heart years ago. There are four amazing young men and two beautiful young women ranging in the ages from 20-6. They are the inspiration to all my future, current and past endeavors. 

They have taught me the reality of Mangaliso, Zulu = "You are an amazement." They have inspired me to live it and to pass it forward.  They have been my teachers as much as I have been theirs. It is becoming and being a mom that I have learned the most.

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Creative Director/ Spiritual Director


Mangaliso is a word that a beautiful South African friend taught me.  It's Zulu for "You are an amazement!" It stands for everything that is  within my heart to produce.  Combining my spiritual direction practice with yoga and public speaking, I want to use this modality to promote positive growth and well being within children to adults.

Creating seminars, workshops and retreats as we bring the concept of Mangaliso to life.

  • One - on - One spiritual direction/ companioning sessions
  • Small group Women's and Mixed Spiritual Direction meetings
  • Creating Curriculum
Feb 2003Dec 2014

Co - Director

Stir The Water
  • Customer relations
  • Spiritual Director/ Wellness Co-ordinator
  • Created and implemented form and structure to an online community that was birthed in February 2003.
  • Worked as part of a team formulating curriculum for growth and development both for participants and leaders within STW.
  • Lectured/Taught courses both in person and via Webinars from Fall 2006 - Fall 2015
  • Created retreat experiences for groups ranging in size from 100 to individualized experiences both in person and via webinar technology
  • Social Media/ Marketing
  • Writing copy for Facebook and Blog
Aug 2002Jul 2006

Spiritual Director, Speaker, Event Planner, Writer

Streams Ministries
  • Event planner for groups from 50-750
  • Ghost Writer
  • Contributing Writer for Awe Magazine
  • Partner Projects
  • Speaker/ Teacher
Jan 1993Jun 1996

Assistant Pastor

PoughKeepsie Vineyard Christian Fellowship
  • Youth Ministry
  • Small Groups
  • Speaking
  • Financial Oversight


Jun 2015Present

200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

Radiant Child Yoga
  • Kundalini inspired family yoga practice that includes a Hatha based Asana practice, with modules in mindfulness and children/adults who are otherly-abled with ADD,ADHD or Autism spectrum.
Aug 2013Aug 2016

Certificate of Spiritual Direction

Charlotte Spirituality Center

Upon completion, each student will graduate with a certificate stating they have successfully completed a three-year Spiritual Direction Program at the Charlotte Spirituality Center. Graduates then qualify to become recognized members with Spiritual Directors International. 

Sep 1999Jul 2006

Spiritual Direction/ Instructor

Institute For Spiritual Developement

Graduated Level of courses providing the individual with Dream Interpretation and Empathic skill training. Followed course of study as a student and then became a teacher for the ISD in 2004.

Feb 1990Jun 1992

Undergraduate Work

William Paterson College and Gordon College

I am willing to discuss my pursuit of higher education through traditional means.  In the early 90s I was not in a place that under-girded my life in such a way that made success in that endeavor possible.