It felt like a long-time coming, but thankfully I finally found the career that is the perfect fit for me!
After graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in history, but having no business being a teacher, I started a career in Corporate Sales and Marketing for a furniture manufacturer, my account being Pottery Barn. From there, I continued my work in sales as the District Liaison in Southern California for The Subaru of America Corporation.
Though successful in my field, I felt like something was missing, and after marrying my husband John in 2002, I went back to school for a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I finished my course work, but life has a funny way of getting in the way of things, and shortly thereafter we celebrated the birth of our daughter Olivia and 2-years later, our son Danny. After the birth of my children, I wanted to stay home with them and joined my sister-in-law's company, Wholesaler Express.
Finding my passion!
Fast forward 17 years, I came to work at Rimrock Trails as a Consultant in October of 2019 and was subsequently hired as the Community Relations Manager in December of that same year. At Rimrock Trails, I found what I was looking for; cause-driven work educating the community on mental health illness, advocating for those who are unable to access mental health services, and connecting individuals and businesses to a cause that will help to create a thriving community.
Professionally, my goal is to continue to ensure that every child, teen, adult, and family has access to mental health and substance use counseling services no matter their financial circumstances.
In my personal life, I hope to continue to find great pleasure watching Olivia thrive at the University of Oregon's Clark Honors College and to experience unbounded joy as Danny finishes up his time at Redmond High School. John and I love to travel, and we are excited about the many adventures that await us in this next chapter. We won't be alone though, our rescue dog Bella will be sitting right in between us on our journey.
Wishing you all love, warmth, and peace this Holiday Season!