Trauma Resilience Counselor
I enlisted into the Army in June 1980 and remained until May 1985 during which, I was stationed at Ft. Stewart as an Infantryman and Combat Medic with numerous additional specialized trainings.
Once home, I was recruited by a law enforcement officer to pursue a career in the same. To date, I have been involved in law enforcement for more than 30 years in various positions from patrol, undercover, detective, and training officer.
I earned my Associates in Criminal Justice, in 1995, Bachelors in Behavioral Sciences 2000, and Masters in Clinical Counseling in 2012.
Currently I am pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Neuro / Trauma Psychology.
2001 I enlisted into the Army Guard where I still remain with 8 different MOSs. Currently, I am serving as the division CBRNE NCO. During my time in the guard I have attended numerous school house tours as cadre.
- 01/2005-7/2006, MiTT Team #4 in Yusifiyah, & Basrah, Iraq – (Team Leader),
- 2006/2007, Yuma, Arizona/Mexican Border in support of Operation Jump Start, as a (platoon sergeant).
- 2008-2009, Kosovo (Team Leader)
- 2014-2015 Afghanistan (Team Leader) placed on loan to the KAS Hospital in the PTSD Clinic.
I am a Train the Trainer for Master Resiliency (MRT) and Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP), and Suicide Prevention Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
At the start of my masters I revealed that I wanted to incorporate equine, canine, and horticultural therapies as a modality. As experienced while growing up I KNOW the value and how it soothed the beast within.
When I started working at the Vet Center, I saw firsthand the (further validation) just how effective and the value of canines were/are. I was introduced to a Veteran with a support dog and I pursue a conversation with the owner who gave me a business card to Got Your Six Support Dogs. I followed up and after meeting with the executive director, an alliance was formed. I anticipate much growth as my time working with Got Your Six Support Dogs continues. I know Got Your Six Support Dogs is a passion and energy to be reckoned with. I will do my part to be that force multiplier.