Everyone who works at Unlimited Alternatives has lived experience
with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
These experiences shape what we do and how we do it.
I was born into a military lifestyle; I'm originally from Sacramento, CA. I've been working at UA for over 7 years and am currently the Assistant Executive Director. I chose this line of work because I enjoy helping people.
Sometimes all you need is a spark to ignite HOPE.... I never believed that I would achieve any success in my life, until I found the support of a peer to light that spark of hope for me. I began my recovery journey in 2009 and have been a Certified Peer Support Specialist since 2015 working with the M.D.O.C. I am new here to the Unlimited Alternatives team, and look forward to meeting new peers.
I'm a Baker College graduate and have been working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist since October 2014. I've been in recovery since September 2006. I worked for UA in a contracted bookkeeping position before becoming Executive Director in the Fall of 2020. I enjoy the gym, reading, and cooking.
I was born here in Grand Rapids, MI to a loving home, but in my teens I fell to the world. I picked up alcohol and drug addiction and my mental health failed. In this time I joined many programs for recovery, I knew I wanted to give back and help others that got lost. I have been at UA for 2 years and am currently a Peer Support Specialist. My goal is to help people struggling find their way out. I'm here as proof that transformation is possible.