I am a  teacher, trainer & speaker who works with associations, conferences, colleges and businesses both in and outside the US.

I blend parts of Eastern-based wellness traditions and thanatology into modern deathcare to help my clients offer their families a new level of service.

My independent work focuses on some of the by-products of grief: authenticity and resiliency.

One of my most-requested speaking topics is on Generational Marketing. I talk about resilient loss for professional audiences, and how changing views on death & dying in each generation impacts purchasing decisions and lifestyle choices.

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a designer and DUAL-CERTIFIED thanatologist.

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I'm working to change the way we deal with and approach death in the United States. I do this through work with my clients, through my independent professional work, and through blending (seemingly) unrelated areas together to mine new techniques and applications.

Collaborate, don't compete.

Part of changing the way we deal with death involves a better grasp on what we leave behind after we die....our digital remains. I coined the word "Dremains" in 2009 to describe our online leftovers...the digital part of us that our left-behind loved ones still stay connected to.

I am a designer. Design-thinking is a part of all my work whether it is graphic-based or otherwise. 


what i've been up to recently:

I'm excited to share with you a special trailer from the MORTAL film, out now! Click here to learn more about this film.

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Leading the Change

We made the cover of American Funeral Director Magazine!

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Ologies Thanatology Episode!

Listen to the episode here: