Professional Experience

Traditional Storyteller – Performance & Teaching

Award-Winning Recording Artist: Story Harbour, vol. 1 CD, 2011
Solo performer at festivals, conferences, retreats, schools, libraries, social organizations and bookstores in California and New York, 1992–present
Peace Love Story Fest, 2012, 2013, 2015
How Music Tells The Story with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, 2012, Orchestra Novo, 2016
Tellabration!, 2010, 2011
Narrator: Peter & The Wolf, SLO Youth Symphony, Carnival of the Animals, SLO Symphony
Artist-in-Residence, Children’s Creative Project, 1993-1997, 2012-present
Featured performer, Cal Poly Women’s Week, 1997, 1999
Featured artist on National Public Radio’s, The Story Tree, 1995; featured locally on KCBX, KVEC, KWBR, KGLW, 1993-1997

Workshop Presenter, Instructor

Sanctuary, 2014
The Integrated Art of Storytelling, Cal Poly Reps Fall Retreat, 2014
Improv for Excellence, Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly , 2016
The Listening Circle, A Women’s Workshop, 2014-present
Who We Are & What We Do Through Storytelling, Leadership SLO, 2013
The (Incomplete) Story of Leadership, Leadership SLO, 2012
Storytelling Mentorship Program, FPCS MBLC, 2011/2012
The Art of Storytelling; various schools, teacher in-services, festivals, 1994–present
Cuesta’s College for Kids, 1997–1999, 2010
Cal Poly Extended Education, 1995–1998
Cuesta Women’s Forum, 1995
Family Storytelling, Cambria Storyfest, 1993
Federal Youth Program, 1993–1995


Peace Love Story Fest, 2012, 2013, 2015
Tellabration! 2010, 2011
Sunday Stories In the Park, Summer 1995
The Listening Circle; A Woman’s Retreat, 1995
Full Moon Stories & Beach Walk, September, 1995
Story Wisdom Workshop series, 1993 – 1994
Woman of the Sea and Other Stories for Women, CD


Story Harbour, vol. 1 CD

A Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner
A NAPPA Honors Award Winner
A Creative Child Magazine 2011 Preferred Choice Award Winner


National Storytelling Network


Positive Psychology, Univ. North Carolina Chapel Hill, Coursera, 2016
The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley: The Science of Happiness, 2014
Center for Partnership Studies: Cultural Transformation Course, 2014; Caring Economy Leadership Program
Energy Leadership Development: Leadership & Communication, 2012-2014
Nikken University: Humans Being More, 1999, 2009
Sierra College, 1985-1986
Grass Valley Business School: Full Charge Bookkeeping & Office Management, 1983