I am from Austin originally, but spent my adolescent years in Hawaii. I became a true believer of Christ at the age of 23 and radically changed my life. Since then I've been on a journey of developing my passion for people all across the globe. Those who have relocated as refugees to a new and foreign place and those who are homeless or in financial crisis. This led me to a career in ministry where I was able to travel and work alongside communities in impoverished countries as part of a collaborative support system. From there, both my personal and professional experience broadened into a heart for recovery and healthy interdependent relationships. I feel most alive when I am able to share all that God has shown me and rebuilt in me, with others. I love people, culture, painting with my little girl, gardening and reading.