Parkinson’s entered our life when my husband was diagnosed in 2011 at age 46. Since his diagnosis, I have been a facilitator for the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation, a Rock Steady Boxing Coach since 2015, a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Coach since 2018, an Urban Poling, Parte’, and Balance Matters Coach, and I’ve worked part-time for a clinical-research company. My daughter was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2021 at age 25. The connections, support, and camaraderie we’ve experienced have made a significant difference in our family’s journey.
I’ve been very active locally and learn something new every day from people with Parkinson’s. I want to share what I’ve learned to help others live a good life with Parkinson’s, so I’m excited to learn and grow more with the Davis Phinney Foundation to better serve the Parkinson’s community!
When I’m not working in my community, you’ll find me playing outdoors, spending time with friends and family, playing card and board games, kayaking, paddleboarding, horseback riding, boxing, walking our dog, reading, or embarking on a good road trip.