I am the founder and principal of HERE this NOW (www.herethisnow.org) and the author of The Regulated Classroom: "Bottom-Up" Trauma-Informed Teaching. HERE this NOW is dedicated to empowering and supporting educators in applying the tenets of Polyvagal theory to the change work of trauma-informed schools. I have an M.Ed. in school counseling, an MBA in environmental and organizational sustainability. I am a Nationally-Certified Counselor (NCC) through NBCC and I have completed level one in somatic experiencing training. I am also a trained Reiki practitioner, trained in the Penn Program for Mindfulness-based stress reduction, and Sensory-Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART). Basically, I am a nerd and continually refining my knowledge and skill as a leader, faciltiator, trainer, and consultant.