From my earliest years, I wanted to help families succeed. I used to imagine a world where all children grew up happy and healthy and feeling loved by their families. To make this vision a reality, I set my sights on learning how to help children and families thrive, knowing that someday I could make the world a better place.

A native of upstate New York, I went to Syracuse University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies. It wasn’t long before I moved to Colorado and earned a master’s degree in the highly regarded Marriage and Family Therapy program at Colorado State University.

My professional work experience has allowed me to help many families over the years. In the early 2000s, I worked as a play therapist for a community mental health center in Denver before opening my own therapy practice.

After moving to Conifer in 2007, I volunteered with the early childhood program at Mountain Resource Center (MRC) to start helping families in my new community. I was fortunate to later become a family advocate and program manager at MRC, where I worked with hundreds of families through advocacy, basic needs assistance, workforce development, and self-sufficiency coaching. I am excited to combine my twenty years of experience as a family counselor to bring a new resource in our mountain community – Conifer Play Therapy!

When I’m not working, my family enjoys spending as much time together as we can. My husband and I love taking our boys hiking or fishing, and do lots camping and exploring around the beautiful state of Colorado. With two active boys, we have lots of reasons to stay busy!