More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
For me, partnering with people means respecting the fact that each person is the expert in their own life. Learning about you and your goals is a great start. While I may have access to information and ways to navigate differing systems, ultimately you are the director of your path, and I am here to assist you in clearing it. Together, we can find various resources to utilize - Community, Family and Friends, Medicaid card, Medicare, IRIS budget, etc - and implement them in a way that will help you to realize your goals.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
Having come from a social work background, I am a firm believer in both self-empowerment and in being “strengths based.” In a nut shell, being strengths based means looking for the positives in any given situation, even when it feels like there are none. This drives me to always look on the bright side. and as a TMG IRIS Consultant, I can share that outlook with others! This, in turn, helps to empower those I partner with to live the best life they desire.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have worked with a variety of populations, including those in treatment foster care and special needs adoption, the aging population, people with disabilities, and incarcerated adult males. While this is quite an array of individuals, it has certainly equipped me to understand how important it is to work with someone where they are at that point in their lives. On a personal note, I have experience with friends and family who faced mental health challenges and addictions.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My greatest passion is learning! I love to learn new things through reading, classes, and even television. Some interests include studying different cultures, cooking, foreign languages, social justice issues, holistic health, and alternative health care to name just a few. Additionally, I enjoy yoga, meditation, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.