Spanning seventeen years of practice within the professional arenas of theatre, film, television, performance, and the non-profit artistic and educational sector as well as her graduate training in spiritual direction and certifications in trauma care, Naisa’s continuing mission is to support and guide individuals and groups towards discovering and living out their most creative and authentic selves. For the past six years, Naisa has embarked on developing an integrative service of soul care that allows individuals and groups to examine their life and vocational stories using creative and contemplative tools to discern potential, growth, transitions, communal reconciliation. and individual restoration.
Most recently, Naisa has had the great honor of supporting several organizations using her creative care skills including Embodiment Project (professional dance theatre company exploring trauma narratives and reconciliation in Oakland, CA), Travis Air Force Base, ED2 International (Architects and Planners), Catholic Charities -SF, New College Berkeley, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, Bethel University, the Nashville Tennessee chapter of Head Start and Early Head Start Program, and the Leadership Summit of Sojourners in Washington, D.C. for a cohort of over 300 international social justice leaders. Naisa also works with several independent groups as well as personal clients in soul care on an ongoing basis.
For her work in the arts, Naisa has partnered with Lincoln Center in New York, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Center Theatre Group, Berkeley Rep., The Pasadena Playhouse, Ebony Repertory Theater, The CW, ABC, CBS, NBC, The American Pavilion of Cannes Film Festival, and The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to name a few. She is a recipient of an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a Producing award from The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
She is a proud member of the Director’s Guild of America, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of The Americas, and Spiritual Directors of Color.