More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
As your TMG IRIS Consultant, I will be your advocate each step of the way to ensure that you are informed and well prepared to self-direct your IRIS budget. Together, we will discuss what is most important to you and put together a plan that will help you achieve your goals.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I am passionate about removing barriers that might prevent people from living the life they want to live. I love creating plans that fulfill the person's needs and provide them the support necessary for a safe and healthy life. I enjoy educating the people I partner with about all the options and opportunities available to them and empowering them along the journey.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
As a teenager and young adult, I spent my time in high school and college taking care of my mother, who was terminally ill with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. During this time, I learned how important it is to be an active listener and to develop a strong support system. Furthermore, my experience as a special education teacher has allowed me to work with individuals with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and learning disabilities. My biggest takeaway from these experiences is that individuals are not defined by their disabilities. Labels are for jars, not people.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, you can find me taking my two kids to soccer lessons, swimming lessons, snowboarding lessons… the list goes on and on! I guess I do not have too much free time on my hands right now, but I sure am loving this fun and busy chapter of my life.