Hello, Friends!

Hello there. I am so glad that you have come into my playful, simplicity seeking space. I have always had an entrepreneuar’s mind with an educator’s heart. I am a nature loving mama of a sweet little girl(3 years) and a boy (born August 2018).  I am also a lucky wife to my college sweetheart, Zach and have two lovable dogs,

When I’m not playing with the kids, I sneak in some work.   I believe that childhood should be cherished, dirt is meant to be played in and songs are meant to be sung.

I research, I consult and I pour my heart into helping others learn  mindful ways to help their little ones play and grow. My focus is on helping families create a happy home through gentle habit formation, play-based learning and minimalism. 

We pull from many different influences to create the home environment that we have. My husband and I have found ourselves saying the phrase, “Everything is on the table, right?” before we jump into a conversation. We generally are very Charlotte Mason based but pull influence from forrest schools, Waldorf and most importantly the wisdom of our parents and grandparents.


Formal Bio:

  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Disorders, specializing in Positive Behavior Support
  • Undergrad in Special Education, K-12 Certified
  • Taught Special Education, Kindergarten-2nd Grade
  • Founded/Ran an Academic Coaching and Education Consulting Company in Tampa,FL

Current Adventures:

  • Coordinator and Founder of Playful By Design Co., a community of mindful parents embracing play and simplicity
  • Director of Roots+Wings Playschool in Greenville, SC (Launch August 2017)
  • Facebook Group Play-Based Greenville
  • Advocate and local co-leader of Wild+Free

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From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for joining the Playful By Design Community. I am truly grateful for every one of you.