Work History (starting with most recent)
|Name of Agency
|Date of Employment
Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have about the IRIS program. In a self-directed program like IRIS, you decide who provides your support and services and when they happen. You may have natural support from people in your life, or you may choose to purchase the support you need from an agency or someone that you hire directly. Your TMG IRIS consultant will be there to talk through these decisions with you, and will help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.
|Name of Institution
Upper Iowa University
Bachelors of Science – Human Services
|Name of Certification / Accreditation
|Date Certification was Obtained
Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or
youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)
Prior to coming to TMG, I spent 10 years at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin in their Workforce Training Center. This has given me experience helping people find work within their community. In addition, I worked for My Choice Family Care, and the children's long-term waiver program, and have experience with long-term programming for both adults and children.
County/Region I'm familiar with
Languages or Communication Skills
I'm comfortable with pets in the home
More about me
How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I work closely with people, learning about who they are and their hopes and goals. We then partner to create a plan so they can live their most fulfilling life.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy working for TMG because I love seeing people make their own decisions about the care and services they receive. Being able to partner with someone as we find ways they can live more independently within their community is very rewarding.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and older adults. These experiences have helped me to be a better TMG IRIS Consultant for the people that I partner with.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading and traveling.
WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)