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  Consultant Name Darlene Garski
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 920-517-3325
  E-Mail DGarski@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 10/5/15 IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice Yes 5/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
University of Wisconsin - Platteville Master of Science - Criminal Justice Yes 12/1/2006 12:00:00 AM

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

​I pride myself on being a good listener and being able to truly understand where people are coming from as far as their goals. I believe that people are in charge of their futures and use this belief to help them achieve what they want out of their lives. In order to achieve these goals, I partner with the individuals I'm serving to find a way to get there.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Outagamie

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I pride myself on being a good listener and being able to truly understand where people are coming from as far as their goals. I believe that people are in charge of their futures and use this belief to help them achieve what they want out of their lives. In order to achieve these goals, I partner with the individuals I'm serving to find a way to get there.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I truly love working with people and seeing them achieve success in their lives. There is no better feeling than seeing someone achieve the goals he or she has set for themselves and lead the life he or she wants.​

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
​My previous experience as a Wisconsin Works case manager has prepared me for my role as an IRIS consultant. This employment taught me to be an active listener and partner in allowing participants to live the lives they want. I learned to prepare plans that were used to reach these goals.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 5-year-old twins. We enjoy being in the outdoors, playing board games​, and doing art and craft projects. When I am not spending time with family and friends, I enjoy watching scary movies, reading a good thriller, and cooking and baking.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)