I graduated from St. Vladamir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York. I trained as a chaplain following graduation and worked with a wide variety of people.
When I moved to Canada, I began work in a women's halfway house in Hamilton, Ontario where I became the program manager. My greatest love was working alongside the women, creating their plans for their reintegration back to the community. I also worked as a liaison with the parole board, parole officers and community service providers.
Upon my return to the United States, I worked in the Death Care Industry which lead me to become a green burial advocate. I co-founded Midwest Green Burial Society with Juliann Salinas. We speak at community groups and have developed practical seminars for a variety of audiences. I have been interviewed on a national podcast and was featured on a WGN spot dealing with green burial.