She is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator through the Association of Animal Welfare Advancement, holds a graduate certificate in Wildlife Forensics and Conservation from the University of Florida and is a certified animal control office and animal cruelty investigator. She has a Master’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University and worked in both financial and social economics before devoting her career to cause advancement.
She has served on the boards of diverse community - animal response and animal protection organizations including a marine mammal stranding center, animal shelters, regional professional and national advocacy organizations. She is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences.
She is a senior advisor with a mission based consultancy working from her home when not travelling to support clients across the country.
She and her husband, a popular local chef, share their home with beloved adopted pets Roger, Sunny & Cato. When not working, she can be found gardening in a geodesic greenhouse or out in the woods appreciating nature.