Current position and start date:
I accepted the position of Community- Based Program Manager Lead on April 3rd, and project to start on May 11th.
Tell us about your background (education/last job and position).
I graduated at Southwest Minnesota State university December 2015 with a bachelors degree in Justice Administration and two associates degrees in Social Welfare and psychology.
My previous job, I was an ARMHS Treatment Director, managing a team of staff that supported a group of 12-19 client caseload provide adequate services to meet the needs of the clients with mental health.
Before that I coordinated a 24 hour foster facility and 7 ILS services.
What inspired you to apply to work at Hope House?
A great influential leader, Bill.
In what ways do you foresee your role making significant contributions to Hope House?
I forsee expanding the services that hope house currently provides and expanding them past the st. Croix Valley. Creating person centered services and mentoring a way of “how we do business”. Creating an amazing support team of staff, because if you take care of your staff, they take care of the business.
What is interesting about you that you would like others to know? (Do you have animals/children/married/spouses’ name/ hobbies/ educational aspirations/ favorite food)?
I am extremely family oriented. I have a beautiful family with the utmost support. In 2019, I had the privilege of caring for my grandfather to allow him to have the supports he needed to live the rest of his days out on his farm and going peacefully. This year it is my goal to take over guardianship of an individual with disabilities and support him on his journey through life.
My goal is to go back to college and obtain my LMFT to further my education.
I have two cats: Oliver & Toulouse, orange Maine coon tabbies, that are the most loveable cats.