Hi there! Welcome to my speech-language page. Please take a look at some links to the right for super helpful and informative pages about augmentative alternative communication, aided language, and ASHA (national organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists).
I love chatting with families about communication options, so please don't hesitate to stop by.
I was born and raised in NC (Statesville). I received my BSN from UNC-Charlotte and worked as a nurse in the operating room for a short time. I decided my passion was working with children, and pursued a degree in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology. I received my MA (Master of Arts) from UNC-Greensboro. I moved to California and worked for a few years there in the schools (preschool and school age). I have worked with both preschool and school age populations in NC since moving back "home". I have found my passion in working with students at Conover School. Researching, trialing, adapting, and creating various forms of communication supports have been worthwhile challenges and endeavors. Helping a child find his/her "voice" is truly rewarding.
When not working, I enjoy the beach...it's my happy place. I love to travel! Reading is a great way to de-stress and relax. I have a very sweet fur baby named Mattie, and we spend time outdoors when possible.