MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hello, I am excited to be joining the Arc of Platte County as the Executive Director. Let me tell you a little about me. I was born and raised in the David City, Nebraska area. I left and was gone for almost thirty years before returning from Colorado. My husband and I have been in Columbus for over three years now. We have immediate family in Lincoln and in Penrose and Bailey, Colorado. We have extended family in Burwell and Le Mars, IA. We have traveled back to Colorado many times since the move, it is a beautiful state.
In Colorado, my work history includes working for an agency that provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities. In this agency, I had a wide variety of positions, working residential, case management and vocational and day service program areas. In order to get my education, I became a Host home provider to help assist with the cost of college. I was a host home provider for 9 ½ years.
I finished up my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May of 1993 and went on to a Master’s program. I graduated in May 1996. In order to get supervision and internship experiences, I started working for the Colorado Department of Corrections in 1994. The CDOC has a large population of offenders with various disabilities. I had great opportunities to form groups to learn interviewing, job skills, social skills, problem solving, and general support. From there I was able to get my license as a mental health therapist. I was trained on Anger Management, Sex Offender group therapy, Basic mental health skills, and treatment of major mental illness.
On the personal side, I love to spend time with my husband, dog and cat. We like to go camping, walking, movies, traveling, going out to eat, and thrift store shopping. We have a 1959 Cushman scooter and enjoy riding it on a nice day. I love to do crafts and can crochet, sew, bake and have a large Barbie doll collection.
Basically, I love people, all people! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. If I can help you, please let me know. Call the Arc office.
Welcome to The Arc of Platte County
Advocating for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and their Families
The Arc of Platte County is committed to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities secure the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play.
"Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society, pursue meaningful careers, and enjoy full inclusion and integration in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of American Society."
~Rehabilitation Act of 1992