My passion for helping people was birthed early in my life. As an encourager, I am passionate about empowering individuals to live a meaningful life. I worked in human services for over 20 years before joining a church staff 16 years ago.
Raised in California, I moved to Atlanta in 1996. The youngest of 6 children, my childhood to adult years included care for my oldest brother who was clinically diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. My family history is significant and inspires my many years of service to NAMI in honor of my brother and others like him. I am appreciative of the help my family was fortunate to receive.
I joyfully support individuals on their recovery journey. I am a facilitator of the following NAMI programs: Family-to-Family, NAMI Basics, Family & Friends, Ending the Silence, and CIT for Youth. I received a Masters in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University and a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University. I received my Bachelors of Art from Oglethorpe University