Getting to this point
I was feeling stuck. I loved my job but it no longer fit with the needs of my growing family. After griping for a few years, not able to articulate what I wanted, I decided to stop living from a place of scarcity (paralyzed because I didn't believe there was another good option). I mustered up an ounce of courage and decided that I was willing. Willing to let go of my fears and ready to start dreaming.
Six months later our family moved across the country and today I'm living a life aligned with my values and I'm chasing my dreams. No longer does my time run my life, instead I'm in charge of telling my time what I want it to do for me. And one of the best parts of this journey is I look back with gratitude. Thankful for each step along the way that has brought me to this point.
I had a great college experience so I decided to stick around for a while. My husband and I lived on a college campus for the first decade of our marriage. Higher education (specifically student affairs) has been the foundation for our professional careers. We share a passion for seeing students wrestle with their understanding of the world-what they believe and who they want to become. We've found it an honor to offer both support and challenge during this important time of life.
I have my master's in Professional Mental Health Counseling and a second master's in Student Development.
I teach student success and psychology classes on college campuses and through online platforms.
I'm currently working to become a Board Certified Coach and should receive my certification in the summer of 2017.
My home team
Photo provided by Devon Simmons
Jason and I have been married since we graduated college. (We were babies and while I don't recommend it for everyone, it has been an incredible ride with plenty of downs but many more ups.)
Five years into our marriage Jason realized I wasn't giving up on my dream to adopt. Mateios "Matty" joined our family the following year. He provides a ton of joy to our lives and we are never short on laughter or dancing.