I am originally from Birmingham, AL, but moved to Nashville in 2013 to attend Belmont University. My passion for mental health and love of children brought me to Illuminate three years ago, through an ad on Craigslist of all things!. I began working in the after-care position, and quickly fell in love with Illuminate, the children, and the families. It wasn’t long before I was helping out in the classrooms. My favorite thing about working with children is learning from them. I believes that all children have valuable lessons to teach us, if we just stop and listen. When I’m not working, I’m spending my time writing, painting, doing yoga, and cuddling with my cat, Phoebe.