I was desperate to find something to give my life meaning when I was hired as an Activities Coordinator for the Center’s Senior Services Department. I embraced being part of the LGBTQ community for the first time in my life.
There have been many memorable moments at the Center that will be with me forever. When one of my clients at Triangle Square passed away, I was holding his hand as he left this Earth. Our services enabled him to remain at home instead of being placed into a care facility that may not have been LGBTQ-friendly.
I became part of the Center’s Policy team two years ago to work in conjunction with CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers. Together we mobilize and educate leaders and constituents from more than 260 LGBTQ community centers across the country.
Now, after nearly five years at the Center, I am more genuine, educated, open-minded, and confident than I’ve ever been.
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Year Started at Center: 2014
Staff Position: National Community Center Policy Manager