Born in South Dakota at the foothills of The Black Hills, then studied as a contemporary dancer and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in dance education. Then trained as an applied behaviour analysis consultant, moved to Edinburgh, studied at Strathclyde University for my MSc in Autism. Founded Interplay in 2004 and worked with families with children with autism throughout the UK. Then worked in the third sector for 7 years, favourite charity to work for was SENSCOT (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland), got sold on the idea of social enterprises. In 2013, co-founded Trade School Edinburgh with Johanna Holtan.
Founded Tribe Porty in 2015, which is a community coworking and creative events space and SO much good stuff has come from Tribe and its members. Much more yet to come, find, create and do. Tribe Porty is a space to 45 freelancers and over 24 classes a week, as well as the home to TEDxPortobello, Tribe Porty Youth Theatre, Trade School Edinburgh, Tribe Family and more.