I was born in Oregon but lived most of my life in Montana. My mom passed away when I was 11 and I was raised by my grandma, who ended up becoming a single mom when I was 13. She was such an inspiration to me growing up, working two jobs to get by yet never missing an event or anything else I had going on.
In 2002 I met my husband, Jason. He was my downstairs neighbor! We got married and he joined the Army in 2008. We have two boys, ages 15 and 9. My husband passed away in 2011, and I have been a single parent ever since. I have compassion and understanding of how difficult this journey can be, and I know how important family and relationships are.
After many years in customer service and management, I moved to a field of work that was more meaningful to me. For 9 years I worked at a local non-profit organization that assists adults with Developmental Disabilities. Working with the clients there really gave me a passion to serve our most vulnerable populations.
I have a degree in Healthcare Administration, and my PHR certification. I love learning and I am always first in line to sign up for training. I have been a long-standing member of the Helena Job Service Employers Committee (JSEC) working with local employers to provide them with HR knowledge, trainings and materials, and providing scholarships to High School students looking to further their education.
I love spending time with my kids and adventuring wherever we can, watching movies (anything but chick flicks please!), and I am an avid reader. I am a Black Belt in Taekwondo, and the current District and State Champion in my division. Currently I am working on completing my training to become a certified instructor.
I am excited to continue my journey here at Florence Crittenton. The mission here is near and dear to my heart. I am blown away by the services that are offered to our community. There is so much more to Florence Crittenton than meets the eye, and I am so blessed to be a part of the fantastic mission here.