• About Me

    • I am proud to say that I am a Colorado native.  I grew up in the mountains, but really enjoy living in Denver as it has the best of both worlds - all the outdoor activities you can imagine as well as everything the city has to offer.

      I have a strong passion for learning and enjoy attending conferences, presentations, and professional trainings on a wide variety of topics. I believe in lifelong learning and am always seeking to grow and become the best version of myself, and what better way to improve than to learn from the experts. Please review my "Certifications and Trainings" section for further information.

      My hobbies and interests include: running and participating in 5Ks and 10Ks, spinning, dancing, reading, hiking, working with animals, camping, rock climbing, attending concerts, and enjoying a great cup of coffee. Please take a look at my "Interests" tab for more details!

      I want to thank you for taking the time to look through my portfolio, and I hope you find the content interesting.

      If you would like to contact me for any reason, please email me at the following address:



  • Volunteer Activities

    • Luvin' Arms Animal Sanctuary

      January, 2017 - Present

      • Animal care

      Foothills Animal Shelter

      November, 2012 - September, 2013; February, 2017 - Present

      • Dog enrichment
      • Cat socilaization
      • Community service events
      • Administrative assistance

      Jefferson County Open Space

      October, 2012

      • Trail development
  • Organization Memberships

    • American Psychology-Law Society

      Campus Representative

      August, 2015-July, 2016


      August, 2015-Present

      American Psychological Association


      September 2014-Present

  • Certifications and Trainings

    • Intersections: Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence

      Presented by University of Nevada Las Vegas and LawRoom Training

      June 10,2017

      Course Corrections: Jefferson County Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice

      Hosted by Equitas Foundation and Jefferson Center for Mental Health

      Keynote speakers: Jose A. Egurbide, Supervising Attorney, Neighborhood Justice Program, Los Angeles City Attoreny's Office; Charles Dempsey, Detective III, Officer in Charge, Mental Evaluation Unit, Los Angeles Police Department

      June 5, 2017

      Canine Assisted Therapy Training

      Presented by Amanda Ingram, LCSW, CAC III, Instructor/Owner Pawsitive Therapeutic Interventions, LLC

      February 20, 2017

      Course Corrections: Colorado Summit on Bahavioral Health and Criminal Justice

      Hosted by Equitas Foundation

      Keynote speaker: Judge Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

      August 31, 2016

      The Psychological Footprint of Mass Casualty Conference

      Presented by the Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver and APA's Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service

      August 3, 2016

      Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

      Presented by Linda Martin, LPC, CACII

      November 23, 2015

      Queer & Ally Level 2 Training

      Presented by Dr. Thomas Walker

      November 6, 2015

      Bearing It All: The Plight of Moon Bears, Dogs, Cats and Performance Animals in Asia

      Presented by: Jill Robinson, MBE, Director of Animals Asia

      November 4, 2015

      Expert Witness Boot Camp

      Presenters included: Arthur Poczwardowski, Ph.D, CC-ASSP; Neil Gowensmith, Ph.D, Director Denver FIRST; Peter Weinberg, Ph.D, owner Litigare; Honorable Brian Bowen, Adams County Judge; Kyle McFarlane, Esq.

      October 23, 2015

      Crisis Intervention Teams Training

      Presenters included: Sgt. Jeff Santelli, Douglas County Sheriff's Department; Dr. Jaime Brower, Psy.D.; Dr. Elizabeth Sather, Psy.D.; Lt. Chris Gulli, Douglas County Sheriff's Department; Donna Parisi, NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties VP, Program Coordinator; Phyllis Harvey, Youth Education & Safety in Schools Coordinator at Douglas County Sheriff's Office

      September 21-25, 2015

      Conover Job Readiness Skill Enhancement

      Presented by CJ Juleff, Training Coordinator, Jefferson County Departemnt of Human Services

      August 20, 2015

      Personality Disorders: A Presentation

      Presented by Dr. Steven Mays

      July 29, 2015

      Motivational Interviewing

      Presented by Johanna Leal, Jefferson County Court Services Manager

      June 16-17, 2015

      Networking Workshop

      Presented by Carly Einstein, Assistant Director of Gtaduate Career Services

      April 17, 2015

      DSM-5: A Workshop for Clinicial

      Presented by Lynett Henderson-Metzger, Psy.D., JD

      April 10, 2015

      Colorado Association of Pretrial Services: Gangs Training

      Presented by Deputy Michael Billings

      April 24,2015 

      Elevating the Conversation: Critical Skills Training in Suicide Risk Assessment, Management and Support

      Presenters included: Dese'Rae Stage, Photo Journalist, Live Through This; Craig Miller, Author, "This is How it Feels"; Dr. Vanessa McGann, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; Skip Simpson, JD, American Association of Suicidology; Eduardo Vega, Executive Director, Mental Health Association of San Fransisco; Dr. Nina Gutin, American Association of Suicidology; Dr. Michael Allen, Colorado Depression Center

      February 27, 2015

      A Dimensional Approach to Assessment & Treatment Following Polyvictimization through Human Trafficking

      Presented by Sujata Regina Swaroop, Psy.D., Project REACH, The Trauma Center

      February 23, 2015

      Queer & Ally Level 1 Training: Safe Zone Training

      Presented by Dr. Thomas Walker

      February 2, 2015

      A Discussion of Psychoanlysis

      Guest speakers: Peter Silvestri, Psychatrist; Ronnie Shaw, Chair of Child Analysis Program at Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis

      September 2014; February 4, 2015

      Master Scholar Lecture presented by Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Psychological Health Care

      Presented by Dr. Susan McDaniel, PhD, ABPP, APA President

      October 7, 2014

      A Collaborative Response to Human Trafficking in Jefferson County

      Presenters included: Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir; Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele; Libbi Palmer, Psy.D; Wendy Henderson-Bullock, MA, R-DMT., LPC; Anne Darr; Agent Brent Struck; Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Kurtz; Detective Shawna Gilbert; Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink; and Survivors Kaitlyn, Sharee, and Austen

      June 4, 2014

      CCIC Certification

      Certified by the Department of Public Safety Colorado Bureau of Investigation

      December 25, 2013

      National Incident Management System Certification

      Certified by Federal Emergency Management Agency via Colorado Department of Corrections

      October 9, 2013

      Colorado Association of Pretrial Services Training

      Facilitated by the Department of Public Safety Colorado Bureau of Investigation

      April 12, 2013

      Suicide Prevention Training

      Facilitated by Jefferson Center for Mental Health

      April 4-5, 2013

      Jefferson County Human Services Inclusion & Diversity Training

      Certified by Jefferson County HR OD & Training

      September 13, 2012

      Certified Personal Trainer

      Certified by the National Council on Strength & Fitness

      July 16, 2012; Renewed March 31, 2017

      Mental Helath First Aid USA

      Certified by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

      May 30, 2012


This portfolio last updated: 21-Jun-2017 1:57 PM