About Me

I have spent the last 20 years working in the fields of human resources, health and safety, quality, and operations. I’ve implemented quality management systems and lean methodologies at companies in multiple different industry sectors; I’ve taught college-level courses in Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining; I’ve worked as the VP of Operations for a world-class editing firm; I’ve hired and provided coaching to thousands of employees; and I’ve helped numerous small businesses, non-profits, and individuals as an HR Advisor and Management Consultant.

I hold bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology, a graduate diploma in Management, and a master’s degree in Business Administration. I also maintain designations as a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®).

In 2011, I started providing HR and Management Consulting services for small businesses and non-profits. In 2014, I founded Second Milled Furniture Co., when my love of furniture up-cycling took over my garage.

Outside of these activities, I try to pursue experiences that are personally fulfilling and make a difference in the world—such as local politics, animal rescue, and volunteer work.