Day job/ career:
Currently I am the Wellness Director at a local non-profit organization in Midland, Michigan. Our goal is to improve the overall wellness of everyone in Midland County by providing opportunity for coaching, fitness, nutrition information as well as social and recreational fun!
How did you become involved with Our Community Listens?
I attended the program and instantly knew that this course would make a difference in my personal life. I decided then and there that if I had an opportunity to become a professor and help relay the message that I would go after it. Low and behold, it happened!
What is your hope for Our Community Listens?
My hope for Our Community Listens is that we continue to build steam as we keep the materials fresh without diluting or altering the message.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST?
I use the things I learned at work as well as at home in many interactions with those around me. Home for me had proven to be both the most challenging and most rewarding setting for me.
What are three things that make you smile?
Seeing those around me thrive and succeed. Being appreciated for simple things that often go unnoticed. Helping people become more active and improve their overall health and wellbeing.