As a Master Facilitator for RI Consulting, I have the wonderful opportunity to travel across the country facilitating classes such as Certified Peer Support Specialist Training, Advanced Peer Training, our Healthy Living Through Self-Management curriculum, and many more. In doing so, I get to witness first hand as recovery become a reality in every state I visit, and get to meet the amazing people who make recovery a reality in their communities.
I received my BA from Boise state university in Secondary Education with an emphasis and endorsements in History, Kinesiology, and Biology. Upon graduation, I worked as a High School History Teacher and football coach for a school district in southwest Idaho. In addition, I coached long distance post-collegiate runners and worked as a personal trainer for Team Apex. I have always loved education, health, and wellness; and being a Master Facilitator for RI Consulting has allowed me to use my passions in all these areas in one dynamic position.
Upon moving to Phoenix Arizona I became involved with the Arizona chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and worked for them part time until finding my way to RI International. While at NAMI I had the opportunity to raise funds for the organization by competing in and completing the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in California. Still, the most exciting experience of my professional life has been my time at RI International. At RI I get to be a part of a whole community dedicated to supporting others in finding their own unique path to health, wellness, and recovery.
FUN FACT: In breaking down stigma associated with Mental Health Challenges I have been featured in The New York Times, SZ Magazine, Every Day Health, Idaho Statesman, and KTRV Channel 12 News. I have also had the pleasure of speaking at universities, colleges, hospitals, police departments, churches, conventions and conferences.