My heart was drawn to working with the underserved in fourth grade. I was introduced to a missionary working with orphans in Kenya. Later in my earlier years of college, I started working with women and children in a local shelter. This started my passion for working with those in trauma and nonprofit management.
A few years later, I was privileged to become a certified foster parent. Having fostered many special needs children, some of whom had severe trauma, it became apparent that there was a need for a deeper understanding of handling childhood behavior. If I wanted to impact the lives of the families being served, I needed a more systemic understanding of trauma and nonprofit work.
I was introduced to Diane Malbin's work with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention by Dr. Karyn Purvis. I was invited later by Tina Feigal, M.S. Ed., to become certified in Present Moment Parenting. My passion for helping create impactful change for effective service to nonprofit populations led me to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. I want to help nonprofits become more effective in their processes and procedures to push past stagnation to have more significant outcomes for the communities and populations they serve.
It is my desire to continue to impact families for positive change, not only in one-on-one parent coaching but creating change at the organizational level in both structure and systems for nonprofits.
Let me walk with you on your journey.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Nonprofit Management Concentration
Certified Parenting Coach
Anu Family Services, Inc./ Center for the Challenging Child
QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Certificate
QPR Suicided Prevention Gatekeeper Program
Trust-Based Relational Intervention Caregiver Training
Fetal Alcohol and Other Neurobehavioral Conditions:
Understanding and Application of a Brain-Based Approach
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Consultation Education and Training Services (FASCETS)
Family Life Coaching Association