More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
First and foremost, we will figure out what things you might want to achieve through self-direction. We will look at resources, including services and supports that may help you along the way. We will make the most of the IRIS Budget for your wants and needs so that self-directed is something positive for our partnership together, but more importantly, for you as an independent individual.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
To see people achieve goals that they may have thought were not possible to achieve is the real favorite experience of mine. I am excited to see people light up when their goals and aspirations have come to fruition through a program like this. It gives me a sense of purpose to be partnered alongside someone who is self-directing and living their best life.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My experience in public schools growing up gave me insight into cultural, ability and socioeconomic differences. This has helped me to better work with diverse populations and recognize that everyone deserves a good quality of life, and a self-directed one at that. Choice is the ability to be free, and I know that making your own decisions is incredibly important part of reaching any major or minor goals.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love movies, comedy shows, and music (I enjoy all of the festivals around the area during the summer). I am a glass and rock collector, or as they call me, a rock hound. I travel up the coast of Lake Michigan on weekends to sift through the beaches. I take part in cooking, nature photography, attend social justice protests, and like to try out new restaurants and trivia nights with friends.