Member of the Karuk Tribe of California and currently employed for Pinoleville Pomo Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. I have a true passion for serving people with disabilities in both my professional and personal life. I have five children and my main goal is to provide them with the best tools possible for living a happy and healthy life. One of my children was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when he was eight years old; this has been my driving force behind both my education and career goals. I received my first Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on special needs in 2007 from College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. I am currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree Psychology Program in Ukiah, CA with National University. I received my State of California Pre-school Teacher's License in 2007 and worked as a preschool teacher working with special needs children. I was then given the opportunity to change my career path and moved on to my current position as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. I believe that collaboration is one of the best ways to create positive change and I am looking forward to being able to serve on the SILC to be an advocate and voice for the Tribal consumers that I work with in California.