I began studying telepathic animal communication in 1988 with Penelope Smith and since that time have completed numerous courses with a variety of teachers including Jeri Ryan, Carol Gurney, and Dorothy Maclean. I am certified to teach Penelope's basic How to Communicate with Animals workshop.
My professional animal communication practice began in 1996 and I now work with clients throughout the world. I am caring and compassionate and always seek to bring understanding and resolution between people and their animals. I particularly like working with animals that are about to die. Helping them, and you, through this sacred time is a real privilege.
I completed the Flower Essence Practitioner course at the Flower Essence Society in Nevada City, CA in 1997. Since that time I have used this healing art extensively with humans and animals. Flower essences can facilitate profound shifts on an energy level and help animals release emotions such as anxiety, fear and jealousy. They are inexpensive, non-toxic and easy to use. I often create custom remedies for my clients.
I love teaching workshops and opening people to the inner world of animals and nature. I offer beginning and advanced How to Communicate with Animals workshops and several other classes. My Workshops section has detailed course descriptions and how to host a workshop. Click here for the current schedule. I am also available for lectures.
My journey with animal communication began during the four years (1986-90) I worked at the Marine Mammal Center, a hospital for seals and sea lions in Sausalito, CA. At the center I supervised an animal care crew and a harbor seal pup crew, and did rescues and releases. I was also a docent at Pier 39 in San Francisco after the sea lions took residence there.
I have continued my work with wildlife in Washington State. For almost a decade I was a coordinator of the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network, on staff at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and a marine naturalist leading whale and wildlife cruises in the San Juan Islands. I also spent a winter leading humpback whale trips in Maui. Now I spend all of my time consulting with animals, giving lectures, teaching workshops and traveling. I also take people to meet with whales and dolphins in exotic locations. Check the Trips page for current offerings.
I spent more than 13 years getting to know the orcas of the San Juan Islands and several years interviewing these whales about their lives. This information is now available in my new book, Communicating with Orcas - The Whales' Perspective, published in 2006 by Hampton Roads. Go to the BOOKS page for ordering information. I’m pleased to announce that Communicating with Orcas won the 2007 Nautilus Award.
I am also the author of The Orca Pocket Guide, published by EZ Nature Books in 1996. This handy inexpensive book is filled with interesting, factual information about these incredible beings. Orcas are the largest members of the dolphin family and are commonly known as Killer Whales. It is available through Amazon.com.
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