I am a wife, mother, and an avid traveler, reader, and foodie. I was born in South Korea and moved to the States when my father’s tour of duty with the army was over. In terms of ethnicity, I am Korean, Hispanic, and Native American, topped off with a little European. I live in Santa Fe, NM, with my husband and two ridiculous cats. I retired in the spring of 2019 as a director for a medical software company, working in product design and development.
Throughout my adult life I have been intrigued (some would say obsessed) with death and dying — the physical/biological process, cultural expression, and spiritual and emotional experiences. I am a hospice volunteer, supporting families and patients, and specifically sitting with patients whose family or friends are unable to be present as they transition.
I decided to become an end-of-life doula in order to empower people to create their own self-directed transition and accompany them on their journey. I completed my end-of-life doula training through the University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. ~Helen Keller