Consulting for Nonprofits | Coaching for Individuals

Welcome to Opportunity Kitchen! I'm thrilled to announce that this summer, I'll be launching a consulting and coaching business, completely dedicated to nonprofits and mission-driven individuals. I'm not yet taking on clients, because I'm committed to making sure my current organization is set up for success as I transition out of my current role. However,…

Perfect Ain’t in the Cards

The moving truck that pulled the electrical wires off our house

My oft repeated - and seldom truly embraced - motto for 2017 was, "You don't have to be perfect to be amazing." I found this wisdom somewhere on the internet late last year, made it the wallpaper on my iPhone, and decided they were the words to live by this year. While I've definitely had moments where I've lived it - I don't think I quite bought into it until recently. The last few months of 2017 have decided that I definitely need to learn this lesson and have been pulling out all the stops to make sure I get it through my thick head.

A guide for the Lazy Host

Group photo from our Friendsgiving

I hadn't actually planned on throwing a Friendsgiving this year, but my girl Kait offered to come down from Astoria and roast a lamb for us. Her cooking makes my taste buds dance, so I said "Heck YES!" We sent out a bat signal to friends and neighbors, and a celebration was born.