"Inspiring Devotion in Others"

I never felt comfortable talking about what I do because I always believed that at my core, my "true self", is not tied to or limited by what it is that I do. Yes, I am a wife, a girl-mom, beloved daughter, and sister. But - I'm so much more because of the One who lives within me. I am a dynamic woman who is full of personality and passion for sharing the goodness of God. In-spite-of my imperfections, I am passionate about inspiring others to do the same. 

Growing up, people would say that I always know what to say and that I am a very compassionate person, so I became a Social Worker. To me, there is no greater reward than helping people process trauma, addictions, self-harm, grief, behavioral issues and anything that gets in the way of them experiencing a better quality of life. I quickly learned that trying to make progress without God is hard. I found my voice while servicing others at a Behavioral Health Hospital and fostering a safe, non-judgmental environment for people in recovery. For almost 5 years, I've educated and advocated for vulnerable populations and spearheaded social injustices, all while being a team player and a part of a loving community. I learned the importance of maintaining human relationships through my community in the Dunwoody/Norcross area. Although, I am passionate about what I do, none of this describes who I am.

I was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. My leadership abilities were developed from an early age thanks to the guidance of my loving mom. I discovered my love and gift of running and joined the Varsity Girls' Track & Field and Cross Country teams. I like to call that part of my life a "divine intervention". I committed the next 4 years of my life to high-level training all-year round. It wasn't long before I became team captain. At the closing of my H.S. career and by the grace of God I landed a full Academic/Athletic Scholarship to St.Francis College of Brooklyn, New York. My steps continued to be ordered and a few years later I decided to trade my busy life for a full one. I now realize that there is so much more to life than the things I have accomplished. I consider those blessings too. But I believe deep down that we were all created for more and I want to commit the rest of my human experience to discovering just that and helping others do the same!

"...Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!"
Ephesians 2:10 The Passion Translation