I am a Michigan native however I’ve spent most of my life growing up right here in Virginia. Every since I was a young girl I realized my passion was to “help” people. With that being said, I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. I spent much of my beginning profession working as a part of a multidisciplinary team in the nursing home setting with the elderly and their families. I got the opportunity to begin with NCG in 2010 as a community based counselor and I knew from that moment that this was where I needed to be based on NCGs values and the impact that NCG had in the community. While working for NCG I realized that I wanted more for myself and decided to pursue my Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and then I became an LCSW. Along my journey I have had the opportunity to gain an immense amount of experience working with diverse populations such as the elderly, substance use, children, and families. My life experiences along with my work experience keep me enthusiastic about doing work for the community, growing the staff at NCG, and maintaining the values of NCG. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children, going to church, travelling, shopping, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.