MY STORY

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|Credentials|

  • Washington State University

    • Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

  • Certified Transformational Life Coach, Seattle Life Coach Training

  • Adult/Youth Mental Health Certified Facilitator through MHFA USA

  • Facilitator: Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Center Diversion 

  • ESD Prevention Interventionist

  • Trauma Informed, ACE Trained

  • Anger Regression Training, Certified

  • Benton Franklin Dispute Resolution Center Mediator Training

  • Sexual Assault Response Center Advocate Certified

  • Columbia Basin Domestic Violence Advocate Certified

  • Mid Columbia Ropes Course Co-Facilitator

  • YMCA of the USA Director Status

  • Over 30 years experience working with kids/teens/young adults  

  • Specialization with pre-teen, teen, young adult and support to parents

    • Mentored/ guided/ encouraged/ assisted and empowered

Hello and Welcome!

I  have always been drawn to work with families and those struggling through life's challenges.  I am fortunate that my career combines my gifts and my passion – connecting with individuals and helping them to look inside, explore their path and make the hard choices to find success and satisfaction. 

Very early in my career I designed and administered youth programs for the YMCA.  The work I did brought happiness to children and teens from all walks of life and all socioeconomic backgrounds by embracing the values of spirit, mind and body.  I knew from that point that I would eventually pursue a career helping young people navigate the challenges of growing up and becoming their best version of themselves. 

For the past 10+ years I have supported numerous high schools as a Student Achievement Specialist and a Prevention Interventionist.  Through my work with the ESD of Washington State I have worked with some of the most challenged schools  in our state.  It’s here that I realized the profound difference one person can make in the health, happiness and future potential of other human beings.

Let's chat!

KInd Regards,