If you've ever thought:

"It wouldn't bother me if I didn't care so much!"

Helping professionals who love what they do but aren't sure where it's going.

For over 20 years, Tess has enjoyed navigating a Portfolio Career that includes being a musician, teacher, author, public speaker, small business owner, and coach. 


Because music was her overriding call when it came to choosing a college major, Tess ended up with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Performance from Michigan State University. She has performed in orchestras, chamber ensembles, and solo recitals all over the world. She has also been adjunct faculty at several small colleges in Michigan, including Albion College, Alma College, and Olivet College. She also maintains an active private studio at the Michigan State University Community Music School.

In 2014, Tess became a Certified Music Practitioner through the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP). She provides live, prescribed music at the bedside of the ill and dying at McLaren Greater Lansing. Using her gifts as a therapeutic musician, Tess completed a series of meditation videos on YouTube called Meditate With Friends

Tess has had her fair share of being STUCK in life, whether personally or professionally. She realized that being STUCK provided beautiful moments of growth and opportunity when handled with awareness and care. In fact, these times could be used as portals to better living! Wanting to share her knowledge of navigating STUCK, Tess decided to complete certification as a professional coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). In addition to being certified as a professional coach, Tess is also an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) and a COR.E Dynamics Specialist in Life Transitions. She founded her business, Wings Unfolded, LLC in 2019.

She recently finished work on her first book, The Book of STUCK.