Margie Thomson (she/her) is a cisgender queer LCSW who has focused on affirming gender therapy for the past 10 years. She works in private practice, Koru Counseling, primarily with folx who are transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive; as well as with their partners, and families. She also provides supervision to other social workers and counselors interested in gender affirming therapy and provides consultations to agencies, groups and businesses. Margie has ongoing monthly support groups for gender expansive people, to learn more visit her website, Koru Counseling.
In her spare time, Margie enjoys traveling with her wife, hiking, cross-country skiing, and visiting her children and grandchildren.
Affirming Consultants and Coaches, LLC was created to host/sponsor educational training and conferences; as well as provide consultation and coaching other therapists and agencies.
Tara Olson serves as the Affirming Consultants and Coaches Conference Coordinator.
She has extensive professional experience in event and conference planning, management, execution, and assessment. She is focused on creating an excellent conference experience for all attendees, speakers, vendors, and sponsors.
Tara has lived in Juneau for nearly two decades with her husband and two children. When not working, Tara is often out enjoying nature, playing disc golf or spending time with her kids.
Krista Thomson supports the Affirming Consultants and Coaches, LLC as a Project Consultant. Krista has a Bachelors in Social Work and is driven by human connection and building authentic relationships.
She provides detail-oriented project management, who approaches each project and situation with a self-motivated, empathetic and compassionate mindset.
Krista lives in Seattle, Washington with her fiancee. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, running around exploring the town, and trying out a new recipe.
Our hard working group of dedicated committee members have been meeting regularly to help plan and execute all conference details. Their contributions are helping to ensure a wonderful conference experience for all attendees.
A big thank you goes to:
It is our privilege and honor at Affirming Consultants and Coaches LLC to live, work and practice on Lingít Aaní — unceded traditional lands of the T'aaku Kwáan and A'akw Kwáan Tlingit peoples. We are grateful to be here in your ancestral homeland as we come to you from areas of Alaska and beyond. Gunalchéesh.
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