As a Mother of a child with neurodiversity, I wanted to create a positive, safe, and encouraging place for individuals to build skills, enjoy organic relationships, and have fun while reaching their own goals and creating their own path. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals with neurodiversity’s through the education system, Community Living, the Town of Orangeville, programs for youth, and community projects.
I graduated on the Dean’s List from the Developmental Services Worker program at Loyalist College. I’m honoured to be the Executive Director at Branching Out Support Services. I have a passion for continued personal and professional development, building forward thinking community connections, and creating belonging for everyone. I’m an advocate for disability rights and a strong believer in providing lots of opportunities and choices. I’m a Personal Support Network Facilitator, and a Safe Relationships and Healthy Sexuality Facilitator. I have completed training in creating diversity and equity in communities. I ‘m certified in mental health first aid and committed to bringing awareness and reducing stigma around mental health. I’m a member of The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities and The International Social Role Valorization Association.
I’m a Mom of three fierce and beautiful children who hold my heart and keep me on my toes. My high school sweetheart still has me laughing with his witty personality after all these years. I love a huge variety of music, being in nature, a good cup of coffee or tea, and sharing life with family, friends and my sidekick Poodle named Harmony.