After graduating from the University of South Carolina, my first job was working with at-risk youth in a residential program. Some of the children there had delays that appeared to be related to their home environments. From there, I worked at a private girl’s home where again I came to that same conclusion. Those experiences made me wonder what those kids lives would have looked like if they had been encouraged and challenged and supported when they were younger. I became an Early Interventionalist with the Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board in 1996. In 1999, I accepted the position of supervisor of this program. I enjoy getting to work hands-on with children and their families as well as teaching families to become advocates for their children.