As a young girl, I knew that my life's calling revolved around empowering individuals to achieve success. I am an author, motivational speaker, and relationship, health and lifestyle coach. My initial aspiration was to pursue a career in social work or law, driven by a desire to assist others. However, my journey soon revealed that the scope of helping people extended beyond traditional social services. I came to understand that as long as I remained aligned with my life's purpose, God would do the rest.
Over the course of twenty years, I've dedicated myself to guiding individuals in discovering their inherent strengths and gifts. Witnessing their triumphs brings me so much joy. I find fulfillment in empowering them to embrace their unique identities, as crafted by God. My unwavering goal is, and always will be, to equip you to live a life with purpose, driven by intention.
Each morning, I wake with a burning passion to empower individuals and their families to embrace the divine purpose that awaits them. My mission extends to fortifying the foundation of family units and fostering legacies that strengthen our communities and the individuals within them.
"My earnest hope is that you will come to the realization that you possess a purpose, and that God desires to utilize you for such a time as this."
I am a passionate individual with a diverse background that has shaped my journey. Originally hailing from Atlantic City, New Jersey, my life has been full of beautiful experiences, courtesy of my military family, leading me to embrace new cultures and environments.
For the past two decades, I have called the Acadiana area my home. After pursuing my bachelor’s degree in child and family studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, I continued my educational journey by completing a master’s degree in human services counseling with a specialization in marriage and family from Liberty University.
My dedication to fostering strong relationships and empowering others has culminated in becoming a Certified Marriage Enrichment Facilitator, utilizing the Prepare and Enrich and SYMBIS curricula, along with earning the title of Certified Professional Life Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, and Fitness Trainer. Through these certifications, I have honed the ability to positively impact individuals and couples through coaching, premarital counseling, and various other means.
With over twenty years of experience in the human services field, I have held pivotal roles in Therapeutic Foster Care, Case Management, and Behavioral/Mental Health, solidifying my expertise and commitment to making a difference.
In April 2018, my husband and I took our shared passion to new heights by founding The Family Connection Inc., a non-profit organization that empowers and supports older foster care youth through life prep courses, counseling services, independent living guidance, educational development, and career guidance. Our primary mission is to help families unleash their full potential and achieve remarkable growth.
Recognized as one of Acadiana's top 20 under 40 young leaders in 2018, I actively engage with the community, nurturing thriving relationships. My involvement with W.O.W (Women of Wisdom) and The Arch (Acadiana Region Coalition on Homelessness) reflects my unwavering dedication to meaningful causes. Additionally, serving on the planning committee for the UL Women's Leadership Conference and acting as the Community Engagement Chair for True Friends Society, I strive to inspire positive change in the lives of those around me.
As an accomplished author, my book 'Anchored,' available on esteemed platforms like Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Ingram Spark, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, and Attakapas Collective, showcases my commitment to fostering strong relationships anchored in faith and love.
My life's mission revolves around helping people realize their inherent strengths and leveraging them to nurture thriving relationships in every facet of their lives. Together, let's unlock the full potential of human connections and create a more fulfilled and harmonious world."