When not officiating I am either in my attic studio making jewelry or small sculpture, studying Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), or involved in some event with my husband and my large extended family. In recent years I have studied at the Museum School in Boston, and at Massachusetts College of Art.
I was raised in a noisy, creative family of scientists, performers, writers and artists, where personal expression was appreciated and encouraged. Early on I studied writing and poetry. I trained as a classical singer, and have substantial performance experience as a singer and songwriter, which makes makes me feel right at home in my role as an officiant.
Almost 30 years ago I met and married my husband and soon after, my delightful son arrived (who, in keeping with family tradition, is a scientist, cartoonist, and improv actor!). I have been practicing meditation since 1970, and am a meditation instructor and teacher.
I came to the craft of Celebrancy when, in the same year, two couples asked me to perform their wedding ceremonies. The experience of helping to create ceremonies that felt authentic and meaningful to them, and that reached into the hearts of their families and guests, was so profoundly enriching that I knew I had to continue. I was fortunate to find the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, and became a fully certified Celebrant through that program. Being a Celebrant utilizes the best of my talents and abilities, and I am at home and so happy assisting my wonderful clients through the amazing transition to married life.
As an ordained non-denominational minister, I am legally authorized to officiate and solemnize your wedding ceremony.