I started my career as an EMT with Lee County in Florida where I worked for 17 years. I moved to Texas and became involved with the VA at the Michael E DeBakey VA Hospital.
I have been actively involved in CERT since 2010 starting in Texas and now in Florida. Currently serving as a member of the North Collier Fire Rescue Department CERT Team, since early 2017,
In 2019 I received the Florida Cert Member of the year award at the annual Florida Cert Association Conference.
When hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle in 2018, I was assigned to take our team to assist Bay County in the recovery efforts. We spent 10 days assisting there with setting up a shelter, getting people registered, giving them cot and a blanket and showing then where to get food and water.