Q: How did your career path lead you to your current position at Guild?
A: I have worked with developmental disabilities, behavioral health, mental health, chemical health, and homelessness for 18 years. During this time, I went to paramedic training, and while doing my clinicals, I realized that mental health and homeless services were not getting the help that they need to prevent emergency situations. At that time I knew that I needed to focus my career on pre-emptive measures to help those that had mental illnesses and that may not know where to go or what to do to get the help they needed. So, I went back to working with mental health, via way of doing ILS services and housing through another agency, before accepting Guild’s HART team lead position.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: I love watching someone get housed for the first time in a long time. It’s one of the most rewarding things you could ask for. Also, that most days are so busy, the time flies by!
Q: What is something you’ve learned throughout your time at Guild?
A: Resources in Ramsey and Dakota county. I had worked predominantly in Hennepin County until coming to Guild.
Q: What’s your proudest memory from working at Guild?
A: Whenever one of my staff members reports housing someone!
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: I like to play league kickball, kayak, hike, hang out with my son and our kitten and dog, and I love road trips.