I have worked with individuals with special needs for more than 16 years. During college and even upon graduation, my work focused primarily on helping children who were aging out of the system find services and supports that would foster independence and autonomy. Namely, her work helped keep these young adults out of institutionalized settings so they could live freely in their communities. Even as a business owner, I also continue to be a Case Manager. I have my own personal caseload that I have the privilege of serving. It’s why I do this job and I never want to forget that! I am able to be a steady support to the individuals I serve. I can be someone they trust and someone they can talk to. We can have conversations about their hopes and dreams and make realistic plans to achieve those goals. This is what is so inspiring about being a Case Manager. We get the opportunity to follow these unique and inspiring individuals who are just trying to live their best lives. We are there for them to work through some difficult life challenges but also to share in their many successes."
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband Stan and twin daughters Layla and Madison. We stay busy with sports, camping, traveling, and spending time with our family.