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I am an independent trainer and consultant in youth work. My vision is to increase professionalism and expertise in all who work with our youth. I work independently to improve the quality of work with youth through after school programs and residential group homes in Tennessee.

In this capacity I am able to:

  • Improve the engagement and effectiveness of training
  • Design trainings
  • Assess Youth programs using a national tool
  • Train others to use the Youth Assessment tool
  • Train youth workers in Youth Methods, Supervision, and Advancing Youth Development.
  • Design youth programs
  • Train trainers
  • Orient new youth workers with Youth Work Basics

On-going Contracts:

  • Training Consultant for the Oasis Center’s Teen Outreach Program across the state of TN consisting of attending 3 day trainings and 1 day booster trainings.
  • Trainer for the Nashville Afterschool Zone Alliance (NAZA)
  • Program assessment evaluator for NAZA
  • Trainer/ Field Consultant for the David P. Weikart Center of Youth Program Quality
  • Trainer for staff orientation at the Oasis Center
  • Trainer for Positive Youth Development for Restorative Arts

Past Work

  • Instruction designer of Creating Safety Through Emotional Regulation and Relationship Building for the State of TN
  • Instruction designer of   Positive Youth Development: Introduction to Strength-based Practice Training/Trainer of Trainers for the State of TN
  • Quality Improvement Coordinator for NAZA
  • Director of Training for Oasis Center
  • Trainer of trainers for Advancing Youth Development
  • Trainer of trainers for Positive Youth Development
  • Workshop design for NAZA

Past Education

  • Masters in Social Work from U Tenn.; TN
  • Masters in Education from Towson U; MD
  • Bachelors in Psychology from Kenyon C; Ohio