About Me

I’m an early education and parenting specialist living in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. I first became intrigued with child development course I happened to take in the late 90’s, but the pieces really fell into place for me when I was introduced to RIE and learned to see children through the lens of the Educaring Approach. While working at a child care center that put the Approach into practice, I earned my Bachelor’s in Child Development at California State University, Los Angeles, and began my formal RIE training to help me be a more effective Infant/Toddler Master Lead Teacher in that program. In 2008, I shifted from the classroom to work directly for RIE in a predominately administrative role: organizing classes, running the Annual Conference, streamlining operations, and answering all calls and emails that came in. After 9 years in that role, I was ready to get back to my first love: teaching and working directly with parents and children. I teach all of RIE’s programs (Before Baby™, Nurturing Nanny™, Foundations: Theory and Observation™, and, of course, Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes) as well as offer private consultations and custom workshops and presentations for groups of parents and early care professionals alike.

Until March of 2020, I was joyfully sharing the Educaring Approach in classes at BINI Birth in Sherman Oaks. With the onset of Covid, I moved my practice online and and then outdoors. But in late 2022, I moved most of my classes into my home studio in Tarzana, where classes are held indoors and outdoors on my deck (and soon in my yard). I still teach some classes out “in the wild,” too!

And if you’d like to know what other parents think of me, you can check out my testimonials page.