I believe everyone is doing the best they can, at any given moment! I work with others to help make
these moments better and stronger. Everyone has the ability within themselves to achieve great things.
Sometimes people just need help, guidance, or education to help them with their goals. I use
therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution focused
therapy. I have extensive training in trauma informed techniques for youth, families, medically
disadvantaged, and Veteran populations. I am a Certified Human Capitol Coach to help professionals
work towards their career and personal goals.
I began my professional career working for non-profit social service agencies. I provided therapeutic
care at a residential home for children who have experienced trauma. I then transitioned to working
with children who were in state custody. I helped the children adapt to living in a new home while
helping to find relative and non-relative placement options. I then transitioned to working with adults
who are experiencing a chronic illness. I helped these individuals navigate their medical care while
finding ways to live meaningful lives. While completing my MSW degree I began working with homeless
Veterans. For the next few years I would manage programs focused on helping veterans with basic
needs, finding housing, find employment, and engage with Moral Injury trauma recovery care.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Chadron State College in 2011. I then moved
to Rapid City, SD to pursue my social work career. I have lived in Rapid City for the past 12 years. I met
my wife while we both worked at the same non-profit in Rapid City. We had our first child while I was
attending class for my graduate degree. In 2020 I obtained my Masters in Social Work Degree from the
University of North Dakota.
My family spends our free time going for hikes, going to events in Downtown Rapid City, or watching
PBS Kids. My son enjoys harassing his big sister; our dog Bear. We are proud to call the Black Hills our
home and considered ourselves blessed to live in such a wonderful place.