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, working with clients throughout the world for 22 years. I retired from consultations at the end of May, 2017 to allow me to focus more on teaching workshops and teleclasses and trips.
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 created custom remedies for my clients.
I love teaching workshops and teleclasses 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 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 take people to meet with whales and dolphins in the wild – dolphins in the Bahamas, Gray Whales in Baja, Mexico, and humpbacks in the Dominican Republic and Tonga. Click here to 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 available in my book, Communicating with Orcas – The Whales’ Perspective, published in 2006 by Hampton Roads. 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.
I am a contributing author to Dolphins and Whales Forever, which was released in 2014. Previously, I contributed to Animal Voices, by Dawn Brunke, and Whale Tales, Volumes 1 & 2, by Peter Fromm.
If you would like to order some of my books, click here.
My husband Bob and I now live on the Gulf Coast of Florida in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. We enjoy outdoor activities and communing with the bottlenose dolphins, manatees and sea turtles that inhabit the area.
Global Water Healing Meditation
The waters of our planet need out help. Each first Friday of the month, I host a Water Healing Meditation on a conference call. I have a variety of teachers, shamans, communicators and visionaries who lead the meditation to help us send love and healing to our planet’s water. These meditations are free and DO make a difference. The Global Water Healing website also contains archives of past meditations so you can do one whenever you want. Check it out at www.globalwaterhealing.org and join us on the First Friday of every month at noon EST.