Despite growing up in a relatively secular household, I remember the moment I discovered the beauty of the spiritual tradition of my birth, Judaism. I’ve since pursued the love and joy that the moment inspired and have deepened it with a variety of spiritual practices. Although not Jewish, I see these all as different doorways or languages to the same Divinity.
After moving to Denver, I began working with my own Spiritual Director who guided me in deepening this Love and connection. She helped me in integrating these various pursuits so they enhance each other. She also expanded my spiritual horizons and connected me with Jewish Renewal. It was with her that I thought I would want to sit with people in sacred space as well.
I have since trained in Spiritual Direction and prayer leadership through the Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal. I have trained as a spiritual guide in the outdoors with a Jewish lens through Torah Trek. I’ve also been certified as a Forest Bathing guide and Wilderness First Responder. I’ve engaged in earth-based practices with the Animas Valley Institute and most recently trained with the School of Lost Borders. All this while doing ongoing deep work with men’s groups.
Oh, yeah. I also was pursuing a career in information systems. My last full time gig was 16 1/2 years as Colorado’s State Geographic Information Systems Coordinator and culminated with almost five years as the state’s Chief Data Officer. So I can talk office politics with the best of them, but more importantly have struggled with how to integrate two seemingly distinct parts of my life.
Why Work with Me
I, like most spiritual directors, believe in the power of holy silence and deep, holy listening. It’s this ability to sit, be mindful and present, while sharing my wisdom and experience that enables me to facilitate your journey to Spirit, or just to being at one with nature.
I’m not a coach or a therapist but a compassionate, spiritually-aligned mentor who can guide you to a place of self-rediscovery and self-reflection. You may even find that spiritual or psychic obstacles that are holding you back can be overcome.
By joining me in spiritual companionship or on one of my nature experiences, you will learn how to grow, live, love, and to connect more deeply to the more-than-human world and, thus, to yourself.
Aleph Alliance-certified Spiritual Director
Certified ‘ Torah Trek’ Guide
Aleph Alliance-trained in Prayer Leadership
Denver Prayer Service Leader and Torah Reader
Sweat Lodge Co-organizer and Water Pourer
Years of men’s work
Former State of Colorado Chief Data Officer and Geographic Information Systems Coordinator