I’ve always had an innate ability to connect with people on a deeper level. Growing up in a household of four children, I felt the need to protect and take care of my siblings when my family was experiencing difficult times. When my parents divorced after thirteen years of marriage, some of my core family beliefs and values were instilled. It was during that time that I realized how important “parenting on the same page” was. I think all parents make mistakes, and as a parent myself I have learned this is true. Working at Brass Tacks Recovery is important to me because they understand the positive and negative messages a family can knowingly or unknowingly pass onto their children. Additionally, I have personally experienced the destruction that addiction can bring to loved ones.
Recently in my career, I was working at a prestigious law firm when I realized that this was not my true calling. After consulting with some mentors, I realized there was a career in helping the families of those afflicted with addiction. While I continued my paralegal studies, I was employed with a nationwide acclaimed recovery center that supports clients who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Because of my innate attention to detail and ability to work in a high energy environment, I helped the admissions team receive crisis intervention calls from struggling family members. Simultaneously, during the past six years, I worked with an organization that is high school campus based and committed to preventative education and healthy human connection.
Being part of the Brass Tacks Recovery family has been not only exciting but rewarding. It is an honor to work with a team that treats each family with love and care. Our team is deeply committed to helping individuals move from struggle to success. I am grateful to show up to work each day and know that my purpose is aligned with my passion.