My journey so far has been one of many disciplines. I’ve traveled the paths of sport, philosophy, music, healing, teaching, climbing, and soulful seeking. Having a career working with the bones of the Earth was not something I was searching for … the stones found me. For almost 20 years, my fellowship in this practice has led to one awakening after another. It firmly grounds me into my body while at the same time enhancing my connection with other dimensions.
Early on in my learning, I was extremely fortunate to become a member of The Stone Foundation. This esteemed foundation is a collective of masters and teachers from around the world who have opened me up to ever-expanding possibilities. Attending their annual gatherings have enriched my understanding of this beautiful craft.
My mission is to expand and nurture my relationship with not just stone, but with ALL that I am. I embrace every experience, explore the depths of stillness through meditation, and have a regular body/mind/spirit practice of tai chi and yoga. As I embrace my playfulness, I remember not to take anything too seriously; this dichotomy allows for the expression of my humanity.
In my creative and spiritual work, I hope the world will recognize and appreciate who I am. I feel blessed, having found a trade where gratitude arises not only from the clients we work for but also from the land itself. Feeling this love from the earth, the stone, and the people has transformed my approach and attitude towards my work. What started out as seeking appreciation from the world, has become a longing to express my gratitude for the world. From the merging of many paths into one, the opportunity to serve as a builder of sacred space has arisen … an opportunity to say to the universe, “Thank You!”