More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I believe in empowering the individual to take the lead on their IRIS path. I believe that the IRIS program allows each person to take ownership of their services and plan. Being a consultant to individuals in the IRIS program allows me to assist people with identifying their goals, overcome any roadblocks, and support them as they reach their potential.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is most definitely the people I work with. Helping a person's day-to-day life be a little better and a little fuller is why I am a consultant.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Being on the service side of human services for years has exposed me to various individuals and support programs. I started my work in the antiquated model of a large facility for people with special needs and understood then things could be better for each person I served. I have worked in nursing homes, adult family homes, and as a support person in independent living situations. I have helped create technologies to promote and maintain independence, and have spearheaded supports for people experiencing severe behaviors and mental health crises. Being involved in a variety of supports has exposed me to information and ideas to share with every individual I partner with in IRIS.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy working on computers, from building to troubleshooting. I built my first computer 3 years ago, assisted my family with builds and maintenance, and am looking to build again next year. I take breaks from work to play catch with my Corgi, Sergeant Ruffer Puppers. Ruffie has been my best friend, as all dogs are with their persons, for 3 years and we enjoy catch and walks on a daily basis, as well as spending time with my parents who spoil him rotten.