My road in life took a while to figure out.
Always wanted to help others.
Went to school and realized I would need to take statistics.
Changed my major.
Got married and had lots of babies (4).
Went back to school and got my business degree.
Started working with teenagers-realizing that working with at-risk youth was my passion.
Continued to go where there was an opportunity for growth.
I landed my dream job- running a crisis shelter for at-risk teens.
Keep following my journey


Executive Director

I provide oversight and leadership to a non-profit organization.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

There is no typical day when working in a crisis shelter. I have to constantly put out fires, and play cheerleader, with the community, the clients served, our board of directors, and our staff. One day I might be sitting down with a troubled teen, while the next might involve speaking to a large group of Toyota employees, telling them about our agency and how they might be involved.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Intern as much as possible. Never take on an assignment, or refuse to take on an assignment based on the pay. Go where there is passion and joy, and if you love what you are doing, the money will come. If you choose a job based on pay, you will spend that money either self-medicating or in therapy because of your unhappiness. I like to think I would volunteer here if I wasn't an employee. At the end of the day, my batteries are charged, not drained...another telling sign.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You should stay away from places where math is used daily. Avoid conflict at all costs."