How did I become a human connection coach? Great question! When my marriage of 18 years ended in the spring of 2014, I wondered what I would grow up to be. That’s about the same time I found a sex educator named Betty Dodson. After attending Betty’s workshop BodySex, I knew I wanted to work in hands-on sex education.
Looking for opportunities to educate my Michigan community, I trained with Cuddlist to be a professional cuddler, a very new industry, at the very beginning of their launch in December 2015. Professional cuddling, aka Cuddle Therapy, was actually a great way to get into sex education. I was teaching my clients the building blocks to a quality sex life – communication, consent, and boundaries. I also certified as a Cuddle Party facilitator, another opportunity to support my community in learning how to connect while being very mindful of consent and boundaries.
In late 2019 I relocated from San Diego to the Baltimore area and began working with clients in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. My clients travel from as far as New York and I’ve even traveled back to California to work with clients. Location doesn’t have to be a limiting factor. I love to travel!
In my private life, I’m a mother to two sons and a dog mom. I have a supportive partner and I contribute to multiple sex-positive, gender, sexuality, and relationship diverse communities. I come to this work with maturity and a history rich with experience. It sometimes feels like my entire life was to bring me to this work. I love what I do.
Certifications and Trainings:
Working in the Expanded Triadic Model (Integrative Mind Body Therapies 2019)
Mental Health First Aid (2019)
Advanced Cuddlist Training (2018)
Deep Listening with Kassandra Brown (2018)
Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator (2016)
Cuddlist Certified Touch Practitioner (2015)