Date started with Aspire: October 9, 2017
Brief description of what you do:
Providing behavior consultation services and training to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities within Southern Oregon. I also supervise our internal behavior specialists.
Your professional background:
I have been fortunate enough to be in the field providing supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 16 years. I started as a Direct Support Professional and eventually worked as a program manager and behavior specialist. For the past 12 years I have provided behavioral consultation services and trainings to individuals, families, and providers in Southern Oregon. Most recently, I was with the Region V as the Regional Diversion Specialist.
How has working at Aspire impacted your life:
Being able to work with respected friends and colleagues who motivate me every day to think outside the box.
Best facet of working at Aspire: Being able to work with such caring, compassionate and creative people.
What brought you to Aspire:
The opportunity to work with others who share the same passion of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities within our community to achieve their goals, dreams and desires.
A few thoughts on encouraging others to become involved with Aspire, in any way, shape or form:
Come to one of our virtual tours titled “Aspire to Thrive” to hear about what we do and I promise that you will leave with a new perspective about the people that we support.
What things you would like to see transpire in the future of Aspire and the people we support:
To continue to enrich the lives of those we support within our community and to expand that reach within Southern Oregon.