I was born and raised in Butte America! I made the transition to beautiful Great Falls, MT in September of 2020 when I began my journey at Rocky Mountain Treatment Center.
I have three adult children; ages 30, 28, and 24, as well as a granddaughter born to my youngest in January 2020!
My own journey in Recovery began in April of 2002. I gained clarity from a power greater than myself, an intensive inpatient treatment facility ~ much like Rocky, and was introduced to a 12-step program that continues to feed my recovery today.
As fortune would have it, I was able to work with people involved in the Criminal Justice System for nearly 14 years. Community Counseling and Correctional Services (CCCS) based in Butte is where I started as a Resident Assistance, eventually became a Shift Leader, and finally a Shift Supervisor for both the Men’s and Women’s floor. From there, I made my way to Warm Springs and worked at the Connections Corrections Program (CCP-E) as a Counselor Technician and finally as a Case Manager for the WATCh Program.
In the fall of 2017, I graduated from the University of Montana; Montana Tech with my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and had also earned a Minor in Addictions Studies from the University of Nevada Reno. I began my Internship in the fall of 2018 at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge MT becoming fully Licensed in the State of Montana in July of 2019.
Making my way back home from Deer Lodge, I was tremendously fortunate to work with Youth Dynamics Inc. in an outpatient setting beginning in July of 2019 until I took the position here, at Rocky in October of 2020.