More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
It is important to me to establish a relationship with those I work with, developing trust so that we can work well together. Continued regular contacts and home visits help in keeping up with life changes and evolving needs, so that the person's IRIS plan can remain current and relevant. I also try to keep up on available resources, offering information relevant to individuals.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy meeting with people and being a part of life events. I have experienced births, deaths, successes, and growth with persons I work with as well as their families. It is exciting to see to see the growth in all involved!
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Prior to obtaining my degree, I worked for several years providing direct care, personal and supportive home care tasks, to the very individuals I now consult with. This experience prompted me to return to school in order to offer additional help to people with disabilities, that I was not able to accomplish in my direct care role.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy reading, gardening, outdoor activities including biking, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, and fishing. My husband and I are always working on making improvements to our home. I also have six grown children and three adorable grandsons with whom I love spending time.