I have been working as a social worker in Humboldt County since 1997. The majority of my professional experience is in child welfare, adoption, and Indian child welfare. I had the great privilege of working as a generalist social worker for the Yurok Tribe. I have personal and professional experience and interest in topics related to death and dying, creating and managing new social service programs, addiction, spirituality and self care as it relates to preventing professional burnout. I have a great passion for the profession of social work and have often referred to my journey into social work as being a personal calling.