After 29 years of working as a Vermont State Trooper, I have a firm understanding of a variety of challenges life throws our way. Through nearly three decades on the force, I have helped folks navigate through grief and loss, stressful family situations, battles with substance abuse, relationship conflicts, and a plethora of other unique challenges that Vermonters face. At the core of my work is a belief that with proper communication, and belief in others, any obstacle can be overcome. As I now near the end of my career serving Vermonters through the Vermont State Police (VSP), my sights are turned toward the field of Mental Health Counseling. I am in the process of obtaining my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Northern Vermont University-Johnson where I have immensely enjoyed learning the ‘ins and outs’ of the field from my Vermont neighbors. As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” In my case, my career with the VSP is nearing a close, but with it comes another avenue for me to serve my community through the field of mental health counseling in Vermont, my home. I look forward to hearing from you!