I have been a Mi Via Consultant since 2014, and because I have my own special needs son I've been "working" in the field for 17 years. I received my Bachelors degree in Biology from Creighton University, and I studied American Sign Language at UNM after I learned my son was deaf. Prior to becoming a Mi Via Consultant, I was part of a group of parents and educators that founded a charter school in Albuquerque in 2010 - The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy. The school serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children, making it the first of its kind in New Mexico. I could not be more proud of the staff and the great work that happens there everyday. I continue to serve as the Board Chair, and I consider myself very lucky to be working with the staff, students, and their families. My transition to become a Mi Via Consultant was a natural one because of my son and my own personal Mi Via experience - and I had a fantastic mentor. I truly love working with the families I serve, and I feel honored that they allow me to be a part of their lives. When I am not working, I am generally running my three children around - my oldest boy and boy/girl twins. I enjoy traveling, camping, movies, spending time with family and friends, and I love a good laugh!