PROGRAM DIRECTOR | PERSON CENTERED PRACTICES
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people with forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
Ask Me About
I have always been fascinated by how people learn. Having dyslexia makes me think about different ways to process information, and it also led me to study the brain. I enjoy telling stories and sharing my passion for life with others. When I was in junior high and high school, I volunteered at a transitional place for toddlers with disabilities or who were abused and I had a great time helping these kids have fun. I thought it was just something I would volunteer to do, but once in college I realized my passion was working with people and helping them reach their potential.
I enjoy the mountains and going hiking or backpacking with my husband. I love all kinds of animals, and carry a snake in my purse (it’s a finger puppet). One of my favorite jobs I ever had was being a Baker as I love being creative in the kitchen. My other passion is gardening; I love to figure out what plants complement each other to help control pests rather than using any chemicals.
- Over 25 years of experience working with people with disabilities in a variety of capacities
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with specializations in Childhood and Human Development
- Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) - One of the first 60 people in the country to receive certification
- Person Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer
- Person Centered Plan Facilitator
- The Grove – Visual Facilitation for Teaming, Collaboration and Change (Principles of graphic facilitation)
- Micro-enterprise training by Income Link
- Beyond Tomorrow – Leadership training
What Others Like & Admire About Me
- Ability to have fun
- Earth friendly (I love recycling!)