Meet Dr. MC

Cabarets are known for variety in their acts. My story has variety, too!

Two things to know about me:

1. I’m a lifelong performer.

As a kid and teenager, I trained professionally at Boston Ballet and José Mateo Ballet Theatre. I quickly moved into singing and acting, graduating with a B.A. in theatre studies from Emerson College. I worked alongside some of the top dancers and choreographers in the industry and even landed a few roles in Hollywood feature films and commercials. Now, I bring that pizzazz to the Self-Care Cabaret!

2. Education is my passion.

I’ve spent over 15 years in education and by day, am a special education district administrator. My master’s of education (M.Ed.) in school counseling from Salem State University focused on developmental psychology, a basis I draw upon both at school to support students and in my presentations. Nothing beats those lightbulb moments when something clicks.

One throughline connects these experiences. Neglecting my self-care. 

Looking around, my former and current colleagues were facing the same challenges. Those of us in people-first professions are eager to care for others. Yet we struggle to prioritize our self-care and well-being. 

As a trauma survivor and individual in eating disorder recovery, I recognized it was critical and all the more important to build a self-care practice. Drs. Deepak Chopra, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Wayne Dyer provided a solid foundation. Later, I earned Mental Health First Aid, crisis prevention intervention credentials, and Reiki Levels I and II certifications. 

My curiosity led me to pursue my doctorate in self-care and renewal for educators and other helping professionals. I graduated with my PhD in educational leadership from Lesley University.

Since then, I’ve delivered 200+ programs to groups, businesses, and organizations of all sizes. The impact is transformative. Committing to sustainable self-care helps us become happier, healthier, and more productive humans. 

In helping ourselves, we can pass along these skills to the communities we serve.

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Awards and Achievements

My Partners

I have the absolute JOY of presenting to a variety of education, healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, human services, and nonprofit audiences. A sampling is below.

Interested in joining this fabulous list? Send me a note.

Massachusetts Partnership for Youth
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Somerville Public Schools
National Labor Relations Board Union
Northeast Arc
Providers Council
New England Area Wedding Professionals
Riverside Community Care
Swansea Public Schools
Fusion Academy
Kindle Behavior Consultants
Salem State University
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
Lawrence Public Schools
Lesley University
Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools
Emerson College
New England Society of Association Executives
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