Qualifications & Experience
Certified Life Coach – October 2020
Certified Life Coach Institute
Certified Fitness Trainer
- Coached clients for obstacle races including taking a team of women to conquer Spartan World Championship in Lake Tahoe, 2016
- Offered group training for women through a “Fit Club”, 2013-2017
- A host of OCR Plus Fitness Women’s Retreat, Palm Springs, CA. June 2016
- Trained my stepson, who has Autism, to compete in obstacle course races and run Disney races, 2012-2017
Behavior Consulting for young adults (16-21) and children challenged with developmental disabilities.
Owner and Director of Progressive Connections
Supported Living Service
A support service designed to help participants challenged by disabilities and live their best lives in the community. Special Olympics participant assistance and coach support with Behavioral Consulting.
Presenter and Speaker at Special Education and Ability/Advocacy Conferences Throughout California
Co-wrote and created a workshop curriculum for adults challenged by developmental disabilities. Workshops were free for Progressive Connections participants.
Facilitated Weekly Workshops
Men and Womens’ Group; Relationships and Sexuality
Creative outlets for stress and enlightenment (displaying projects in Ventura, CA. art walk)
Travel and trip planning (including safety while traveling)
Safety for the home and other emergency skills training ( earthquake, fire, etc.)
STAGES: a drama group to incorporate the arts into participant’s lives.
Certified Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor
State of California Criminal Justice Department 1995-1996
Volunteer Crisis Counselor for The Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Provided counseling at a women’s shelter and hotline, supporting women who are victims as they dealt with rape kits and communications with authorities or ER social workers.
Senior Community Support Specialist for adults with developmental disabilities
Employment Specialist coaching participants as they applied for employment in the community and hands on job coaching.
The Institute for Applied Behavioral Analysis
Completed PART ( Physical Assault Response Training )
Founder and Director of Wee Kare Pre-School Santa Barbara, CA