Let me equip you with brain-based and trauma-informed teaching practices to improve client outcomes and attract more funding with the results.


How I can help you meet your goals

I equip teachers of trauma-impacted adult learners to use brain science to touch hearts, change minds and transform behavior to support clients in meeting their goals. Through online courses, instructional design, instructional coaching, and training I make the science of attitude and behavior change easy to understand, fun to learn, motivating to use, and inspiring to witness. When agencies or individual teachers use my curriculum design and teaching strategies, their trauma-impacted adult learners meet prosocial life outcomes; making their organizations more attractive to funders who want to see measurable change.


Why you can trust me - I have proven results

  • 1st author, teacher and initial trainer-of-trainers: Parenting Inside Out (PIO). PIO demonstrated a 27% (male) to 48% (female) reduction in rearrest at one year post release, a 66% reduction in self-reported substance abuse, and improved parent-child relationships in a randomized controlled trial of Oregon inmate parents. PIO is listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) with a 4.0/4.0 for curriculum design. PIO is now in 30 states in the US and two prisons in Australia; with statewide Department of Corrections implementation in Kansas, Washington, Oregon and South Carolina.
  • 1st author and initial trainer-of-trainers: LIFE: Lifelong Information for Entrepreneurs. LIFE, a prison re-entry, self-employment and microenterprise skills program was featured on MSNBC Your Business. Results include a 41% reduction in recidivism and successful re-integration into society, job creation, economic self-sufficiency, and reduced reliance on social welfare programs for program participants.
  • 1st author and initial trainer-of-trainers: Road to Success: The Oregon Transition Program (R2S). R2S is an employment skills program offered in all Oregon prisons and in community settings across the state. R2S is reported to be the most requested program at Portland Metro Area WorkSource Centers and was recommended by Johns Hopkins' technical assistance experts to programs in the Department of Labor's National Re-Integration of Ex-Offenders Initiative (RExO). Listen to a Prison Pipeline interview with me and my client about the curriculum. The interview starts at 3 minutes, 15 seconds.
  • 2001 and 2002 CARE award recipient for educational leadership and excellence in teaching trauma-impacted parents in transitional housing.