Originally trained in fine and commercial art, and interior design, Helen specializes in eco-friendly solutions for design and lifestyle. Her continuing education in green building involved an internship with the US Green Building Council (USFG) to facilitate the LEED certification process for The Old Globe Theater and the Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego CA.
Helen’s Feng Shui lineage descends from Master Larry Sang, who brought scientific Chinese Feng Shui to the US and established the American Institute of Feng Shui. She has studied with teachers and Masters from that school, as well as the works of other Masters from China and Taiwan. As with all of her professional education, she believes learning is a lifelong endeavor to a deeper understanding of how we live and work in the modern world through our connections to the ancient world and earth sciences. The addition of Reiki and Dowsing were complimentary healing modalities, which she employs to heal “sick” energy in buildings and the earth around them.
Her diverse project/client list includes luxury, residential, institutional, business offices, medical offices, retail, restaurant, model homes, hospitality, real estate sales & development, sacred/ritual spaces, exterior living spaces, and gardens. Her practice originated in Palm Springs where her luxury and hospitality work included a list of high-profile clients and international corporations. She has partnered with multi-million-dollar corporations and developers to provide spaces that promote a healthy lifestyle within a supportive, eco-friendly, and beautiful aesthetic.
Helen was raised in Southern California until her family moved to Arizona just prior to High School. She returned to California after marrying a US Marine, which was the beginning of a mobile lifestyle. As a result of her mobility, she became skilled in maximizing spaces with tedious detail, organization, re-visioning, and re-use. She has lived and worked from coast to coast, but she credits her three years in Spain for the greatest and most lasting influence on her life. There, she developed a deep love for the art, architecture, antiquity, culture, and lifestyle that exists outside the USA. She felt an ancestral connectedness as she stood alone on a beach, walked the countryside, and interacted with the people. She claims that her study of Feng Shui brought all of her experiences into focus and connected them. It reinforced her affinity for living in harmony with nature and the universe.
From the time she was a child, Helen was intimately connected to the earth. A promoter of a lifestyle that honors the natural environment, she also lives it in her daily life. Feng Shui’s focus on harmonizing the built environment with nature was a natural evolution, as were the additional of energy-healing modalities. She sees her life journey and personal growth as an organic & intimately connected progression from her childhood. When asked what she most loves about her work, Helen responds,”Witnessing how it profoundly changes people’s lives for the better…including mine!”