about me

Looking back, I see my life as a variety of journeys: in relationships – over 25 years married, two older teenage boys, close friends, clients, mentors, peers; in career – engineering, corporate life, freelancer, private practice psychotherapist, coach and solopreneur; in health – two MTBIs 2012, managing Lyme disease since 2017, a lifelong interest in wellness; and in personal development for as long as I can remember, but in earnest starting with Naropa in 2007 and starting men’s work in 2015.

Along the way, I’ve earned a variety of credentials including:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1995
  • M.S. Eng. and Tech. Management, OR/MS with Woolsey (IYKYK), CSM, 2002
  • M.A Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Psychology, Naropa University, 2010
  • Certified Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Institute of the Rockies, 2013
  • Licensed Counseling Professional, State of Colorado, 2013-2019
  • Leader in Training, ManKind Project, 2023

And completed various trainings in psychotherapy in modalities such as Ron Kurtz’s Hakomi, Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), and Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT); as well as corporate training including six-sigma and lean manufacturing; and intensive trainings in the ManKind project including intercultural competency and leadership. 

I ran my own private practice for several years as a licensed counseling professional before moving into coaching, but also performed over 200 intakes and assessments in community mental health – eyes wide shut.   

I’ve done my best to answer the calls and go out on my journeys to walk my talk and step into what’s unfamiliar and uncomfortable as an opportunity to learn, develop, and grow, and am currently learning to step further out and share my wisdom with the many.