I’ve been a working tea professional since 2003.

My entire career has been centered in tea education, which is unique for my field. (I don’t work in sales, product development, or marketing – just solely education.)

Here’s a little peek at where I’ve been in that time…


Current experience and projects…

BEING TEA, Founder (2015)

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

Tea Meditation teacher (Chicago organizations) – Tejas Yoga, Inner Sense Healing Arts, Room to Breathe, I Grow Chicago

Certified Psychologically-Sensitive Yoga Teacher | (200-hr YTT) Room to Breathe Yoga

World Tea Expo | Frequent guest speaker, workshop leader

Northwest Tea Festival | Workshop instructor since 2007

Chicago International Tea Festival | Workshop instructor

Midwest Tea Festival | Workshop instructor

PDX Tea Fest | Workshop instructor

NY Coffee & Tea Festival | Workshop instructor

Previous experience…

Certified National Judge, USA | Tea Masters Cup International

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

Paper & Tea  | Director Tea Procurement & Training

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

Tea Journey Magazine | Education Director

Global Tea Championship | Judge, senior advisor

Specialty Tea Institute | Senior Instructor, Board of Directors

Rishi Tea | Director of Education & Brand Strategist

Adagio Teas | Training & Education Director

Peet’s Coffee & Tea | Field Trainer