What is your role at Capernaum?
I am an occupational therapist, and I provide services to children in their homes and in schools.
Why did you choose to become a therapist?
I chose to become an occupational therapist because I like helping people achieve their goals, so that they can live their life to the fullest.
Schooling and background.
I have a Bachelors of Arts degree from Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, where I majored in psychology and minored in biology. I have a master’s degree in occupational therapy from East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina. Since graduating from ECU, I have pursued numerous continuing education courses, many of them with a focus on sensory processing.
What made you desire to become a Capernaum team member?
After many years of seeing children in a clinic, I decided that I wanted to work with children where they live, play, and learn, which is why Capernaum is such a good fit for me. I can go into client’s homes and schools and serve them in their natural environments.
What is something you look forward to working at Capernaum?
I look forward to meeting new children and families and learning from them! Every family and child I have worked with so far has taught me something, and I can’t wait to continue to learn.
What’s your favorite way to spend a free afternoon?
Because I have two young boys at home, it is rare for me to get a “free” afternoon; most free time is spent chasing after them (literally and figuratively). When I get a free afternoon without kids, I like to indulge in a nap and watching some television. When we have a free afternoon as a family, we love to go for walks around the neighborhood and explore neighborhood parks and restaurants.