I started by volunteering at a local community center teaching retirees how to use the internet during the summer of 2009. I developed a simple course that the center could teach and implement. After relocating to Madison, Wisconsin, I painted fingernails at a local care facility.
After purchasing a home (with a yard!), I dove headfirst into volunteering with a local dog rescue. Over the course of two years I fostered, rehabilitated and rehomed 14 dogs. I then spent a year as a volunteer at The Crisis Nursery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, providing temporary relief care for at-risk children.
Devastated by the lack of climate action and racial justice, I cleared my schedule in the summer of 2020 and dedicated four months to organize my community and campaign to get Donald Trump out of office.
I got over 1000 people to join a private Facebook group, where we completed an online training program in community organizing, and then got to work to get out the vote in key battleground states.
The day after the election, I got involved in an effort to register Georgia voters living abroad to help secure the two Georgia Senate Seats in the run-off election.
As we gear up for the midterms in 2022 I'll once again be volunteering my time to work toward progressive change in American politics.
It's no secret that I love Rothy's shoes. I've worn them for years because they're cute...and functional! But...the real reason I love them? They're made from recycled plastic bottles and help clean up our oceans. Each pair removes nearly 100 bottles from our planet's waterways!
Plus...they last forever and can be machine washed on cold and air dried so that they always look brand spankin' new. When you purchase a pair using my link you give me a $20 credit toward a new pair. I have all I need...so for the past year I've donated the Rothy's I earn to activists, folks doing good in their community, and people in need.
My Personal Pledge is a monthly donation that I give directly to an organization, person, or family in need. Since beginning the pledge in 2018 I have been able to increase the amount each year, and will continue to do so as the business grows. I rely on a network of activists and clergy to connect me with those needing help.
Donation recipients and their stories are always anonymous. Below is a log of donations to date, with names and details removed. I keep this log as a form of accountability to those who support my business and its efforts. You helped do this, too. Thank you for helping make each one of these actions possible.
I want to build a business that supports marginalized communities and ensures everyone has access to basic information about hydration.
There are scholarships available for my online course, The Hydration Checklist, for anyone experiencing financial hardship. I will always strive to keep the costs of my courses accessible because I personally know that no amount is trivial. Research shows that dehydration-related illnesses are most prevalent in low-income communities that are more likely to lack access to safe water.
To receive a course scholarship please reach out to me via the Contact Page to be added to the course free of charge. You do not need to provide any information other than your name, email address, and state that you are interested in free access to the course.