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Enough About Me

Tracy was born and raised in Kentucky, spent some time in Wisconsin and has  called Denver, Colorado, home for many years, but good luck finding her there! An entrepreneur, river guide, speaker, retreat leader, author, blogger, traveler, and all-around adventurer, Tracy might be anywhere in the world at any given time.

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A journalist by education, Tracy has spent most
of her professional career in higher education, first as a traveling consultant for two different organizations, next on a college campus in Wisconsin, then on the staff of a national college speakers agency (ending her time there as CEO), and most recently as the founder and executive director of the nonprofit HazingPrevention.Org, dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing.

Tracy is a survivor. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006, she underwent surgery, chemo and other mainstream treatments and had a clean bill of health for 4 years before doctors discovered new masses. Through, now, four recurrences, she has turned to other ways to deal with cancer, including diet, emotional well-being, spiritual growth and alternative therapies.

Perhaps her greatest therapy during three bouts with the “C” word has been her writing. She started writing her blog, “A Single Cell,” to mark her
one-year “cancerversary” (the anniversary
of her diagnosis) and published a book based
on her blog, Being Single, With Cancer: A Solo Survivor’s Guide to Life, Love, Health & Happiness.

Did we mention that she’s single? Tracy’s blog and book both focus on the unique challenges of facing cancer and surviving it without that special partner or a built-in support system. Her work now, whether talking about hazing with college students, leading trips and workshops for single people, or coaching those diagnosed with cancer, focuses on helping people heal on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. Her events & coaching highlight the importance of connection, community and self-love.



Fiercely independent, strong-willed, vulnerable, loving, tough and imperfect, Tracy has discovered that she is enough



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