Hi! I'm Dr. Chris

I am an award-winning author, founder, and keynote speaker in the Upstate of SC. I am a former public school English teacher and college professor. I received my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

I am passionate about helping others, especially teens and single mothers, live a life of purpose. To do this, I know they must achieve emotional health and wellness. 

In 2020, I began to pursue my dream of writing, speaking, and coaching others toward emotional health and wellness. I have been on my own emotional health and wellness journey for over 15 years. I have coached individuals on their journey and am the founder of Teen Moms Anonymous, an organization that coaches young mothers and women who have been young mothers to emotional health and wellness.

With an opportunity to expand my reach in coaching others, I hosted my weekly radio talk show from 2020-2022. My show was heard throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

I continue to expand my reach with my writing. I am the award-winning author of Helping Teen Moms Graduate: Strategies for Families, Schools, and Community Organizations (Feb. 15, 2023).

I live in the Upstate of SC with my teenage son.

Founder of Teen Moms Anonymous

I am the founder of Teen Moms Anonymous, a Christ-centered support group program for young mothers run by them and women who have been young mothers. Teen Moms Anonymous is a safe place where participants can (1) meet others who have walked a similar path, (2) find emotional and moral support, and (3) learn skills and find resources to help them grow into a more confident, skilled woman and mother. We offer virtual/online support groups, a blog, and podcast. 

I am myself the daughter of a young mother, and my story mirrors the research on the many Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that young mothers and children of young mothers have faced.

I however broke the cycle of teen pregnancy, and I've been on my journey of healing from trauma for over 15 years. I now use what helped me to help other teen and single mothers and their children achieve a life of purpose and emotional health and wellness. 

Click below to learn more about Teen Moms Anonymous.

Helping Teen Moms Graduate,

winner of two book awards,

2023 PenCraft Book Award Winner and

2024 Nautilus Book Award Winner

is a much-needed resource for families, schools, and community organizations who support pregnant and parenting students as they strive to complete their education.

Currently the CDC reports that only 50% of pregnant and parenting students earn a high school diploma. I wrote Helping Teen Moms Graduate to offer strategies to help more pregnant and parenting students graduate.