I’ve been a working tea professional since 2003, and my career is centered in tea education, which is unique for my field. Here’s a little peek at where I’ve been in that time…


Current work experience + projects

BEING TEA, Founder (2015 – Current)

View my Press + Published Works, including articles, interviews, and podcasts

Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga + Meditation Teacher | (200-hr+ YTT) Room to Breathe Yoga

WINNER! Best Tea Educator, World Tea Awards (2018)

Recent clients & engagements include:

In Chicago
– I Grow Chicago
– UIC (Critical Care initiative)
– Deloitte
– Tejas Yoga
– Inner Sense Healing Arts
– Room to Breathe

Nationally
– Harvard Divinity School
– Duke University
– Florida State University
– Salesforce

Frequent workshop presenter & speaker at:

  • Chicago International Tea Festival

Previous work experience + projects

Organizations I’ve been a part of:

Tea Masters Cup International | Certified National Judge, USA

Tea Journey Magazine | Education Director, Founding member

American Specialty Tea Alliance | Deputy Executive Director, Co-Founder

World Tea Academy | Curriculum contributor, Advisory Board member, guest instructor

Specialty Tea Institute | Instructor, Board of Directors

Global Tea Championship | Judge, senior advisor

Companies I’ve worked for:

Paper & Tea  | Director Tea Procurement & Training (Berlin)

Rishi Tea | Director of Education & Brand Strategist

Adagio Teas | Training & Education Director

Peet’s Coffee & Tea | Field Trainer, Store Trainer, Customer Service Rep, Barista Trainer


You can work with me, too!

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Small tea business owners

Corporate and employee wellness

Community organizations

Healthcare / integrative medicine

Coffee roasters and baristas

Tea wholesale / importers

University events and clubs

Hospitality and culinary

Product development and technology

You could benefit from working with Being Tea!

Get in touch with me below and let’s chat.