RIGHT RESPONSE Administrator
Service Alternatives Training Institute
I've been training since: 2000
I've been with SA since: 1993
I have had the privilege to have worked with each of the divisions within Service Alternatives during my time here. I began with SA in 1993 working with at-risk youth and children with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings; group care, staffed residential, family preservation, and support to foster parents.
In 2000, I was offered the opportunity to work as a training specialist with adults with developmental disabilities and the staff that support them. In 2003, I also began working with and training the staff that assist individuals in finding gainful employment.
In 2008, I was promoted to Training Administrator for Adult Supported Living, overseeing all aspects of training and consultation support for that division. In 2011, we were successful in bidding for the statewide DDA Technical Assistance Contract, allowing me to apply those training and consultation experiences to meeting the needs of other providers and agencies throughout the state of Washington.
My wife and I made the move to New Jersey in 2014 to be closer to family and I have been thankful for the opportunity to continue to work for Service Alternatives remotely. Most recently in 2016, I was hired as the Administrator in charge of RIGHT RESPONSE. In that role I oversee all aspects of that program, as well as provide training on the topic of de-escalation and crisis prevention across the nation.
During my time with SA, I have participated in many projects involving curriculum development, positive behavior support, staff development, and consultation for SA employees as well as many individuals, agencies, and companies. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve you.
In my free time, I enjoy walking along the shore, cooking, trying new places to eat, and gaming.
- BA Psychology - University of Washington
- BA Education - Washington State University
- RIGHT RESPONSE Instructor Trainer
- American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor
- SA Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor
- Residential Service Provider Trainer
What does training mean to me?
Training to me means the act of passing along the lessons that I have learned, as well as those who have come before me. It also means learning the lessons of the individuals whom I am "training" and adding those to the collective story.