360 Solutions Strategic Partner
I consider myself a Texan. Being raised as a military brat, I traveled regularly until I was 11, when my family moved to Fort Hood, Texas. My father retired from the U.S. Army during my senior year in high school, and my family remains in the area.
I began my career as a Substance Abuse Counselor after earning an Associates degree in Applied Science from Central Texas College. After studying to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, I worked at a female prison unit with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. While working at the prison, I continued my education at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. I later went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management from Tarleton State University and am a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Recently I became certified through the Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
With 15+ years of experience, I’ve held a wide range of HR positions with increasing levels of responsibilities across a variety of industries including manufacturing, telecommunications, construction and healthcare.
Areas of expertise include:
- Employment Laws & Labor Relations
- Owner & Management Development
- Organizational Development
- Performance Management
- Employee Relation issues
My true passion is in helping growing businesses succeed. I understand that growing businesses need HR expertise, experience and knowledge just as much as corporations with large HR departments.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors – camping, RV’ing and tubing on the lake. I’m currently training in Taekwondo. I began this path with my young daughters with the goal for them to gain self-confidence, learn leadership skills and self-defense. I recently received my black 1st degree black belt decided in February 2017.