In 2005, I moved to Cleveland to study social work at Case. My social work studies and practice focused on HIV/AIDS care, which led me to a job at the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and a life-changing internship at The AIDS Support Organization Uganda (TASO). With TASO counselors, my husband, Julian Harris and Emily & Joe Pavlick, I started the Poultry Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping HIV/AIDS-affected children start sustainable poultry businesses (selling eggs) to earn income for school fees, basic needs and medical care.
I also love design, art, photography and travel. Last year, I started a travel and design blog, Designtripper, with my sister-in-law Meghan McEwen.
I share an old house in Lakewood with my husband Colin and our sweet baby Ruby.
My Patch blog will focus on my work in Uganda and my life in Lakewood. Thanks for reading this:)
UPDATE: My sister Emily and her husband Joe moved to Lakewood to go into business with me. We now are the proud owners of the circa 1924 Mahall's 20 Lanes in Birdtown. Stop in and see us!!