I am a lifelong resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I was raised in rural western Mass, then attended Smith College where I received a degree in Early Childhood Education. I then headed east to pursue my Masters Degree at Boston University. While living in Boston, I met a shy upstairs neighbor who I am now lucky enough to call my husband. We have amazing boy-girl twins, a growing brood of pets (including a few beehives), and reside in Grafton.
Aside from my first passion, my family, I also work as a Speech-Language Pathologist at The Learning Center for the Deaf where I work with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children. I have been a proud member of the TLC community for over 15 years and am fluent in American Sign Language. I am a presenter at state and national conferences on topics related to early intervention and bilingual language development in Deaf children. I also credentialed as a freelance ASL-English interpreter.
The first wedding I ever officiated was that of my sister and, right away, I knew it was something I wanted more of. Over 400 weddings later, I am honored to be a part of a couple's most important day. My passion for performance and creative writing, and my strict sense of responsibility, make me a Justice that couples feel comfortable choosing. I take pride in being flexible, respectful, and very easy to talk to. I welcome and enjoy the inclusion of children in weddings, despite the sometimes unpredictable (and adorable) results! I appreciate weddings of all kinds -- traditional, unconventional, humorous, serious, planned down to the detail, or spur of the moment. Anything goes.
Outside of my professional life, "regular me" loves spending time with my family, working in my gardens, taking time every day to enjoy music, planning my next tattoo, and beekeeping. Life is good.