Meet the Team
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 8 years and am currently the Assistant Executive Director. I chose this line of work because I enjoy helping people.
I began my recovery journey October 14th 2011. I became the first female DBT mentor working with W.M.D.O.C where I supported others and shared my struggles with the hope that it would help someone else. I call it “Surviving My Pain”. Intense therapy and DBT helped change my life and led me to Peer Support. As a Certified Peer Support Specialist and Recovery Coach my aim here at UA and in the community is to instill hope, show that-if I can do it, you can do it, and that we can do it together; one moment at a time.
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 over 2 years and am currently a Peer Support Specialist and Recovery Coach. My goal is to help people struggling find their way out. I'm here as proof that transformation is possible.