More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I think it is extremely important to build a trusting relationship with the people I work with by listening closely and having strong communication them. I think every person's needs are different and equally important – no person's situation will ever be the same. I partner with people by being accountable and being someone they know they can go to when thy have questions or need guidance.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy working with all different types of people, and learning how to best help each person. I love meeting new people and trying to figure out situations and helping to problem-solve. Being an IRIS consultant allows me to get up close and personal with people because I get to visit their homes and learn all about their needs. I am very grateful to be able to play such a role in people's lives and being able to help as much as I can.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Prior to being an IRIS consultant, I worked in Dane County as a residential agency home manager for adults with intellectual disabilities. After managing several homes, I moved on to being a support broker in Dane County for adults with intellectual disabilities. Over the last 5 years, these experiences have not only given me the opportunity to gain experience and understanding of all different types of intellectual disabilities, mental health, physical disabilities as well as dealing with the law/court issues, but also the opportunity to become very familiar with all the different types of services offered such as vocational, residential, behavior support, communication, etc.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time hiking, running and exploring new places. I love spending time with family and friends as well as trying new restaurants. I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.