"I hate being called a victim. I don't care for thinking of myself as a survivor either. Sure, I am a survivor of many things... but call me a person.
Because that is what I am - a person."
Current Professional Roles
Professional speaker, trainer, educator.
Clients include Mayo Clinic Health System, MN State Patrol, Committee Against Domestic Abuse (C.A.D.A.), Southwest MN Crisis Center, Lutheran Social Services, numerous MN police departments, Ramsey County Attorney's Office, various high schools throughout MN, Junior League of St. Paul, Rotary Clubs, and others.
Consultant for program development, legislative policy initiatives, protocol evaluation and development, and youth and adult education.
Previous clients include The MN Women's Foundation, Saint Paul Public Schools, Lutheran Social Services, Wright County Attorney's Office, and various therapeutic group homes.
Co-author of Journey Men group curriculum used at both Central High School and Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul, MN.
A 23 week ( over two semesters) group curriculum designed to support the healthy and intentional development of adolescent males as they approach adulthood.
- To explore self-identities, values, and choices, interests, and obstacles
- To reduce demand of sexual exploitation
- To reduce emotional and physical abuse of women
- To begin changing the culture of what it means to “be a man”
Program Coordinator for emergency shelter that serves sexually exploited youth.
Safe Harbor trainings and protocol development
Ramsey County Attorney's Office
Youth counselor & advocate
Heartland Girls' Ranch, Hearts for Freedom program (HFF)
Co-author of S.H.I.N.E. group curriculum used in HFF program
Self-esteem. Healing. Introducing New Endeavors.
An 18 week group curriculum designed for female adolescents
who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation.
Co-chairperson of the Prevention Committee
West Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force
Colorado State University, B.S., Human Development & Family Studies