I have a great deal of experience working for people and with people. I have been in the people business in some form or another my entire life, often I have managed or supervised others. I enjoy a high paced atmosphere and would appreciate working at a place that there is not in my field of study and where there is opportunity for growth.
Supervising up to 20 counselors and 50 other staff (10+ years)
Microsoft Word (10+ years)
Learn quickly, like to learn and train others.
Leaderships skills and positive role model, great deal of leadership training the past 11 years.
Responsible for building revenue through services we offered and through client numbers that we maintained, as well as through various contracts and grants.
Wrote grants and contracts for funding.
Wyoming State Historian in the Distributive Education Clubs of America, in high school.
Student Senate Secretary and later the Student Senate President in College.
Sat on the Advisory Board for Pennington County Housing.
03/2012 to 11/2016
Clinical SupervisorPennington County Sheriffs Office － Rapid City, SD
for detox and treatment programs Supervised 10-20 counselors licensed, in training, and interns to all of which the supervisor provided on going in
Coordinated counselors schedules with programming that the agency provided including detox,
assessments, outpatient treatment, continued care, meth/opiate specific treatment, street case management,
CBISA and MRT to clients in the community.
Responsible for client care and quality assurance of client files.
Approved clients for higher levels of programming, worked with local, state, probation and parole both federal
and state referring agents.
Worked closely with the State Behavioral Health, Department of Social Services, the
local hospital both the emergency room and psychiatric, Indian Health Services, and other treatment providers
across the state to help meet the needs of the clients and their families in the community.
An active team
member of the DUI Court for two years.
Developed and reviewed curriculums for groups.
Sat on the weekly
Leadership meeting, the staff meetings for all programming, facilitated monthly counselor meeting and daily
detox staffing, and quarterly Advisory Board Meetings.
Wrote various contracts for Bureau of Prisons and
Supervised and advised tech and admin staff in their decision making and tasks.
responsible for reviewing all 5 day hold and Involuntary Commitment Paperwork that was filed through our
office and met with the families submitting it to explain the process and come up with a plan in committing their
loved ones for treatment.
Had family interventions regarding the approval or denial of a client being committed
into treatment, their rights, negotiations with the family and client, and plan moving forward.
Actively part of
preparing for any and all audits that were conducted at the agency.
01/2006 to 03/2012
Clinical DirectorWellspring, Inc － Rapid City, SD
Worked with adolescents and families struggling with addiction to substances.
Provided supervision to
the 10 counselors and 40 other staff members that needed direction about caring for the youth in the
various programming, including two levels of outpatient treatment, continued care, inpatient treatment, and
Coordinated services with other treatment providers in the state as well as the Division of Alcohol
Responsible of scheduling of counselor's and programming provided, hiring and firing counselors,
training counselors trainees and interns.
Sat on the leadership team meetings.
Responsible for numbers and
statistics, and filing claims with insurance companies, and maintaining the Joint Commission credentials that
the agency obtained under my direction as well any other audits conducted by the state.
03/2002 to 01/2006
CD Counselor/TraineeSoaring Eagle Treatment Center － Rapid City, SD
As a counselor trainee I provided 2 groups to adolescents and 2 groups to adults in Continued Care as well as
any individual and family sessions with clients that needed or requested it.
I created the curriculum that was
utilized in the groups, the intake packets, as well as the programming that would be valuable for our family
I worked closely with a team of counselors that together we staffed the clients weekly.
and obtained Urinalysis Testing for accountability.
Worked closely with referring agents such as probation, the
courts, and the families.
Maintained files on my clients and did monthly billing of MIS sheets.
up in other levels of care to help other counselors.
Did intakes on my clients into my groups and assessments
Developed an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for the youth that are incarcerated and I
implimented that program every 6 months or so.
Tracked statistics and did MIS billing.
03/1999 to 03/2002
Detox Tech/Driver and Adolescent Prevention FacilitatorPennington County Sheriff's Office － Rapid City, SD
Admitted clients into detox, checked vitals within protocols, documented client criteria for being in detox, and
helped them while they waited to see a counselor.
I signed clients into and out of the facility, did urinalysis
testing, and helped them to understand and abide by the rules of the facility.
Drove clients from the facility to
places in the community that they needed to get to.
I also facilitated an 8 hour, 12 hour, and 24 hour prevention
classes that I was trained to facilitate to adolescents and families.
06/1995 to 12/1998
Portrait Sales/Print EnhancementSamual Studio － Rapid City, SD
07/1987 to 12/1989
Studio ManagerMD Portrait Studio － Sheridan , WY
09/1984 to 05/1986
Cashier/Stocker and responsible for Jewelry DepartmentKmart － Riverton, WY
Master's of Science: Counseling and HumanitiesSouth Dakota State University － Rapid City, SDCounseling and Humanities
Sociology/PsychologyBlack Hills State University － Rapid City, SDSociology, minor in Psychology
Associate of Arts: Elementary Education and BusinessUniversity of Wyoming － Casper, WYElementary Education and Business
Northern Wyoming Community College District － Sheridan, WY
Spent years in leadership/management roles in wide variety of work settings.
Work well with people both those under my supervision and those that I am there to help. This means communicating, advocating, negotiating, team work and training.
Work well under pressure, able to prioritize and complete tasks as requested.
I am loyal and confident, determined and always willing to step up to make a difference.
Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health
November 2006 to January 2017
Licensed Addiction Counselor
September 2004 to September 2017