Education and Certifications

Louisiana Certified Social Worker (CSW), License #17523, Expires August 2023

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Master of Social Work (2022)
Concentration: Community Practice for Social Change

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA Master of Arts in Communication & Leadership Studies (2011)

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Music minor (2008)


Merakey, Monroe, LA Community Case Manager (11/2022 – present)

  • Outreach to individuals with severe mental illnesses to facilitate successful community living
  • Collaborate with members, providers, and natural supports to develop and implement person-centered care plans
  • Locate and work with community resources to meet client economic, environmental, occupational, social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs

Heart of Hospice, Monroe, LA Program Development (MSW) Intern (04/2021 – 07/2022)

  • Assessed communities for We Honor Veterans Program for eight agencies in five states
  • Compiled records of stakeholders to expand program volunteer base, community support, and advocacy efforts
  • Spearheaded team writing $50,000 grant proposal to facilitate empowering outreach, relationship-building, and care education for the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Lincoln Nova Vital Recovery, Ruston, LA MSW Intern (04/2020 – 04/2021)

  • Facilitated gender-specific life skills sessions with groups of up to 25 inpatient clients in substance use treatment
  • Developed the agency’s COVID-19 and service/comfort animal policies
  • Created spreadsheet of resources for clients in substance use recovery in Louisiana

Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston, LA Circulation Manager (06/2016 – 11/2017)

  • Organized and motivated 12-person department toward goals serving 2,000 print and digital subscribers.
  • Built and serviced partnerships with 50+ local and national brands and vendors
  • Reconciled financial reports worth $70k and executed transactions worth $20k per month

Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston, LA Circulation Assistant Manager/Floor Manager (12/2011 – 06/2016)

  • Managed preparation and distribution of 500 to 100,000+ publication units by 8 inserters and 20 carrier routes
  • Designed circulation reference guides and developed weekly agenda to improve floor competency
  • Cut Thanksgiving edition turnaround by 50% while minimizing employee burnout

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, Ruston, LA Assistant Child Care Supervisor (09/2010 – 06/2011)

  • Managed 10 childcare specialists and supervised 30 clients on five program units
  • Monitored residents’ behavior and documented behaviors, concerns, and interventions
  • Applied management skills trainings to de-escalate crises, resolve conflicts, and reduce physical restraint use

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, Ruston, LA Child Care Specialist (01/2009 – 06/2011)

  • Applied Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and training to address client needs and implement treatment plans
  • Assessed and redirected client’s behavior in baseline and crisis situations to facilitate a safe environment
  • Helped clients become more capable of functioning in less restrictive environments