My extremely supportive partner, Izzy Gesell, who has been in my life for more than eight years and is always there for me. He makes me laugh and fuels my sense of purpose. He also challenges me and has helped me discover who I really am.
My lovely, smart, creative, caring children Maya and Leilah. They amaze me at every turn and I couldn't be prouder of the grownups they have become!
My family of origin which includes a now 90-year old mother who is also a creative soul (check this blog post to read more about her) a brother (who knows how to disagree about politics with love) and a sister (who is a hardworking new Grandma!) I’m also blessed with a bountiful and supportive extended family.
Friends – an abundance of these – too many to name here but you know who you are. Old friends from New Jersey, New York, Vermont and California, plus all the new local friends who showed up to my 60th party to help me celebrate the birth of this new decade - which I know will be fantastic!
Artisans of WMASS – a group of artists and makers, 60 strong, who have helped me down this road of what it means to be working at making a life in the arts. I’ve made some real friends here who will continue to support the journey.
KCC - Spirit in the Workplace - an open community of passionate people dedicated to bringing spirit to the workplace. The group hosts three conferences each year that allow for a deep dive into personal growth that informs how we work in the world. Check the website for the upcoming October conference!
Mount Holyoke College – the folks at my day job where I spend three days a week in support of not worrying about paying the bills. I’m lucky to work with colleagues that are also friends and they often cross over and into my life as an artist. Below is a photo from the 2016 convocation which included a flashmob dance. While everyday isn’t like this, it’s a good measure of how fun this place is to work.