Pastoralist  was formed in 2013 as a way to track my various adventures in Making and Doing. Pastoralist is my love letter to the generative forces working just below the surface, cherished despite (or because of) our modern trappings.  I believe in the power of getting your hands dirty, both literally and metaphorically. It's a space for me to hold all the parts of myself, from my little kitchen projects to travel photography. 

I hold an MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, a system-oriented approach to health that addresses the root cause of disease. I'm passionate about bringing a patient-centered and a whole-person outlook to healthcare. 

I'm also a design researcher, working in multidisciplinary teams to help inspire and create new products and experiences. I utilize my background in social science and visual art to uncover innovation opportunities while centering user needs. I've worked on multi-national projects across industries, from health and education technology to the future of work, from Fortune 500 companies to small non-profits. 

When I'm not studying health and healing, I'm usually exploring the seemingly magical transformative processes of  growing, cooking, preserving, fermenting, and wildcrafting. That or cuddling with my dog and my man.