Family has always been very important to me, which is exactly why I joined Trinity Advocacy Group. I come from a large family that believes strongly in taking care of each other and demonstrating respect to all people. I witnessed my grandmother suffer with Alzheimer’s disease, which was a very helpless feeling, but seeing her smile when she saw me was a comfort to us both. She was fortunate enough to be able to stay at home and receive care from family, something not everyone is able to do. Being a voice for those without family in the area, or a family that needs some help making the best decisions for their loved one, is what I look forward to accomplishing at Trinity Advocacy Group.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in fitness, with a concentration in fitness psychology. Prior to working at Trinity Advocacy Group, I was a personal trainer for over 30 years. In that time, I found a passion for working alongside those who need a little extra assistance, specifically older adults. I enjoyed helping them perform daily activities in a safe manner, in order to keep them living optimally. My eldest client was 87 years old. She would giggle and laugh when she skipped down the track, saying it reminded her of being a little girl.
In my spare time, I volunteer for The Humane Society of Aurora. I work with the unwanted animals of Aurora Animal Care and Control, helping them gain confidence, accept love, and learn new skills in order to find forever homes. Spending time with these vulnerable beings fuels my desire to use compassion and patience in order to reach the best outcomes for those I serve. It is a very rewarding experience to make a difference in a life.