About/Bio

 

Self-employed (mostly) except I do work part time for a great local nonprofit, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. Self-employment includes grant writing and grant management, professional and technical writing, copyediting, proofreading, and teaching yoga. Occasionally, I do some nonprofit consulting.

Yoga
I’ve been practicing since 1996 and teaching since 2010.
My classes tend to be small and are made up of those who might not feel confident in a yoga studio setting. I offer private yoga sessions which are focused on stress management and working with the parasympathetc nervous system to bring the body and mind into balance and overall health and wellness. I also bring yoga into the workplace, and love teaching chair yoga.

Background
Technical and Professional Writing, Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Higher Education, Grant Management
I worked on behalf of low-income college students for 20 years, both in higher education and in nonprofit work. I watched so many overcome tremendous odds and achieve their academic goals and dreams. They continue to be a tremendous source of inspiration. I am grateful to work with community and state leaders and philanthropists who are committed to making the world a better place.

The academic stuff: MA Professional and Technical Writing, BS Education, Boardsource Nonprofit Leadership Certifications, Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXIX, and numerous professional development workshops
Yoga: E-RYT200, certified Chair Yoga Instructor (LVCY E-RYT200), member of International Yoga Therapists Association (IAYT) and Yoga Alliance (YA). I will finish RYT500 in April 2019.

I’m married, have two grown sons, one lovely daughter-in-law, two funny and amazing grandchildren, one golden retriever, and a few other special bonus people who I lucky enough to call family. I live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Jewish people have a saying, “Tikkun Olam” and the meaning is to repair the world. I’m trying.