I came to the counseling profession after ten years of working as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and nuclear industries. I was looking for ways to engage with people in a meaningful way and the counseling profession’s values of wellness and prevention from a strength-based perspective resonated with my core beliefs. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Professional Counselor over the past ten years and I continue to look forward to serving the community and preparing future counselors and counselor educators to move our professional vision forward.
My overarching goal, if elected, is to strengthen the mental health counseling profession across the region. Counselors are at the front lines of many mental health concerns impacting the region. My desire is to help AMHCA and state chapters coordinate efforts in ways that our profession can drive policies to best serve those we counsel. I would like to continue upon the work of our current Western Representative to: Foster connections within the region and with AMHCA as a whole;
promote public policy and legislative strength across the region; build student involvement within the region.