Meg is retired from a counseling position at Century Community and Technical College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. While in that position, she worked with many veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families–many who were dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)–as well as other students wrestling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and alcohol and drug problems. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Her career has included work as a county social worker, a vocational rehabilitation counselor and service director, and counseling positions at three colleges. Meg speaks to churches, college students, civic groups, mental health and healthcare workers, law enforcement and and criminal justice professional. She has spoken to sex offenders in treatment in prison. Meg is a champion for sexual abuse and assault victims/survivors, and a member of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has taught workshops on Writing Your Way Through Trauma to promote the healing powers of telling one's story. Meg and her husband Patrick live in Lake Elmo, Minnesota with their rescue dog Ginger.