About Me

Listen to an interview I gave to Melissa Galt of Prosper by Design:


Hello!  I am glad you are here.


My Family

I am the Owner of SleepWell Sleep Solutions, and a Pediatric Sleep Coach and Certified Greenproofer.  I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and worked at a Montessori school for over eight years working with children ages 3 months to 6 years.  Originally from Long Island, I now live in Northern Virginia with my husband, two children, three dogs,  5 chickens, 4 goats, bird, ball python and bearded dragon.   (We also have a horse, but he doesn’t live at our house).  My children are 11 and 13, and my 9 year old is how I got into this business.  He did not sleep through the night until he was over 3 years old (yep, I went through over 3 years of never sleeping through the night!).  I decided I didn’t want anyone else to go through that much sleep deprivation!

After deciding I wanted to do something different than working at the preschool, I was trained as a Gentle Sleep Coach by the Sleep Lady®, Kim West, author of several sleep books, including “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight”.  I  have also been trained as a Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant through the International Maternity and Parenting Institute.  I love being able to help tired parents create plans that assist their children in getting the sleep they need.

I will work with you to implement a plan that will have your child sleeping.  I use various methods to help your child learn how to fall asleep on their own, working with your philosophy to pick the best method for you and your child.  I do normally work with gentler methods, but really work with you to create a plan that is most comfortable to you.  Some of my clients have co-slept and some are still co-sleeping and want to continue.  I will never tell you that you have to do something that doesn’t feel right to you.

In addition, I am also a certified Greenproofer.  Having been trained through the International Maternity Institute, I can prepare pre-conceiving, expecting, and new families on how they can prevent exposure from toxic substances that may pose a potential threat to the health of mother and baby in their products, in their food, in their home, and around their environment.

I am also a Happiest Baby on the Block Certified Educator and can conduct private classes or group classes.  See http://www.happiestbaby.com/ for more information.