I am excited and grateful to be a part of the Brighter Adoptions team. I feel it is a great honor to work with birth parents, as the decision of adoption is an immense act of love and sacrifice, with a lasting legacy. It is my hope to support birth mothers through this process with the emotional support and therapeutic care they desire and deserve.
I began working with young children and families at a therapeutic preschool while completing my Undergraduate Degree in Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah. I decided then I wished to pursue a career in Social Work, and I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in 2003.
Throughout my career, I have gained a great deal of varied experience. I’ve worked in a County Mental Health facility, in a private-nonprofit therapy setting with young children and families, and most recently, at a private hospice company. My experience working with hospice patients taught me a great deal about grief and loss, and I am thankful to be able to use my experience from working in various settings to provide a comprehensive, “person-in-environment” approach to helping clients learn the skills necessary to navigate through the individual trials of their life.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time in the beautiful outdoors, reading, travel, and relaxing with my family and our dog.