I am very much interested in technology for the visually impaired - specifically Apple products. I also collect Lionel trains.
I was drawn to PILC first as a consumer when I began to ride SpecTrans and become more independent in my mobility. I am a true believer in the mission of PILC and the independence of all people with disabilities.
B.s. Radio/TV from WTAMU M.A. Speech Communication WTAMU
Faculty member in the Speech department at Amarillo College
I love to listen to audiobooks and podcasts. I love to try new things. Right now, I am learning to play golf.
I am a board member at PILC because as a disabled person, I have been fortunate to have a rewarding career, and I want to help people with disabilities find their own success either by achieving independent living or vocational skills.
I graduated with my Bachelor degree in social work in 2005 and my Master’s in 2014 from WTAMU. I am a licensed social worker.
After graduation in 2005, I worked for Texas Panhandle Centers as a IDD Service Coordinator for 2 years. I joined Texas Department of State Health Services in 2007 were I was employed for 10 years where I worked with children and young adults that have disabilities. In 2017, I returned to Texas Panhandle Centers to serve as a Rights Protection Officer.
My greatest accomplishments are my 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Master's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal justice. I have worked in the insurance and financial industries. I have been on the Texas State Independent Living Council for 1 1/2 years. I am currently the Vice Chair on that council.
I enjoy doing historical-based renaissance re-creation. This includes fencing, cooking, and brewing beer and wine.
I have a passion for advocating for those with disabilities.
I work for Texas Panhandle Center as a Recovery Support Peer Specialist. I feel this is my dream job, as my first responsibility is to meet people where they are in their lives to encourage them and advocate for them to live their best life possible.
My favorite reason for serving on the board for PILC comes from the same motivation. I have a guide dog who I have loved and worked with for over seven years.
Spending time with family, friends, in nature, and volunteering are my favorite ways to bring balance and joy into my life.
Bachelors of Disciplinary (Special Education)
My hobbies are gardening, camping, and hiking.
I want to share my expertise in education and transitioning young adults into the real world.