ABOUT ME

In love with the written word. A little bit subversive/glam. Ridiculously organized. Basically if Walt Whitman, David Bowie, and Martha Stewart had a baby, it'd be me. 

 

I believe your ceremony is the most meaningful part of your wedding day. It's the first thing you'll ever do as a married couple, and you should be able to look back on it together in the coming years for strength and joy. The way you approach your ceremony is skill-building for the way you'll approach many things in your marriage. Together we create something full of partnership, collaboration, and creativity. 

 

I also believe women bring a healthy sensibility to leading people through major rites of passage. Endorsed by the American Humanist Society, I'm a registered clergy member in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an active member of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants. I'm also a life-cycle celebrant, trained by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in creating and performing ritual.  Previous to my work as an officiant, I led a Quaker organization and was a fiction editor. ​​

My work as a celebrant encompasses other ceremonies and rites of passage like baby namings, coming of age rituals, trans namings, and funerals. I'm a home funeral educator and green burial guide. 

 

When I'm not performing ceremonies you can find me cycling around town, making mix tapes, concocting small-batch ice cream flavors, being a mom to two crazy-loving boys, and playing the drums. (You can check out my playlist of non-traditional ceremony songs at the Spotify link below.) I love creating the rhythm, structure, and confidence for others to take center stage and rock. 

If you're spiritual-not-religious, interfaith, atheist, LGBTQ+, of color, or just having trouble finding someone who gets you, let's talk. I proudly serve people of all faiths, races, genders, ages, and orientations in the greater Boston/Cambridge area. 

To love well is the task in all meaningful relationships,
not just romantic bonds.

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location

Cambridge, MA 02139

Serving the Greater Boston area and destinations.

contact

Text/Tel: 617-682-0750

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