Tulsa, Oklahoma native Allie West has the gift of gab. She’s got a knack for telling stories and rarely meets a stranger. She spent most of her career in Atlanta, Georgia advocating for quality early childhood education.Taking her passion for education a step further, she earned her Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training in 2011 and started Diverse Solutions Consulting and Training in 2015. She’s trained both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including child health and nutrition,social and emotional wellness, creating professional work cultures, how to dress for your body type and VA Benefits. West has many titles - mom, wife, entrepreneur, and now published author. Her novel, A Dressed Up Mess, is the first book in a series based on her life. A Dressed Up Mess captures her lucid way of undressing her internal chaos, facing her ugly truths, and her ability to bounce back. West now lives in Germany with her husband, where she spends her days consulting, traveling, writing, and doing a little shopping.