Prior to coming to Midstate Independent Living Choices, I worked in a variety of health care, medical, and human service fields focused mostly in the elderly population within private and assisted living facilities and several hospitals. I began working as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) at the age of 15. From there I pursued furthering my education in medicine and human services. I worked as a Surgical Technologist in several hospitals and as an Intake Specialist for Energy Services of Winnebago County and as a Volunteer Coordinator for St. Vincent DePaul in Neenah. I have been in the “helping” fields my entire work life.
I love gardening and nature, spending time with my children and grandchildren, walking, hiking, dogs and other animals. I am an alternative health practitioner and a proactive advocate for holistic and alternative health or healing arts practices such as chiropractic’s, Reiki, massage, music therapy, and art therapy.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting in meeting your self-directed goals.
Specialties: The majority of my experience has been working with the adult and elderly population and some working experience with children. My experiences with adults and elderly have been in varied settings such as Assisted Living, private home settings, and hospitals with various types of disabilities and health conditions such as: Alzheimer’s, mental health disorders, addiction, amputees, Parkinson’s, MS, developmental disorders, along with a multitude of other medical conditions. Aside from my own four children, the oldest being LD and the youngest being on the Autism spectrum, I was a certified in home day care provider and also volunteered at my children’s schools.
County/Region I am familiar with: Portage, Wood, Marathon, Waupaca, Winnebago
Languages or Communication Skills: English.
I am comfortable with pets in the home: Yes