Maker | Writer | Educator | Advocate
I am a maker, researcher/writer, and college professor in human services administration. For over a decade, I’ve been researching and teaching about how we interact together and what we take away in interactions.
But my first love is making stuff. It doesn’t really matter what; I’ve made everything from baked goods to furniture to quilts. I make responsively- it’s my most consistent way of processing what is happening in my life and how I am feeling.
In my work, I advocate for relational attunement, cues of safety over danger, and change to structures that limit equity and accessibility.
Personal & inter-personal attunement
Much of our experience is determined by how “in harmony” we feel with ourselves, those around us, and within our various contexts.
Cues of safety, rather than danger
We are constantly taking in signals from our environment that our body translates to our brain as either safety or danger.
Increasing equity & accessibility
Our organizations, policies, and ways of operating do not account for relational attunment or the cues of safety and danger that we feel in our interactions.
Question processes. Give thoughtful responses. Find the best way instead of going by how it’s always been done.
Go above and beyond to solve problems. Exercise empathy. Deliver magic to customers and coworkers.
Treat everyone with respect. Leave egos at the door.
Take pride in crafting a lasting product. Work with the best equipment. Invest in great things that improve your life.
Minimize unnecessary meetings and management. Work together with others to get the job finished.
Focus on process
Ask yourself how the product can be better today than it was yesterday.