My desire to help others led me to a career in social work. I received a bachelors degree in psychology, then pursued my masters in social work from Valdosta State College. In 1999, began my career as a case manger for a residential program for adults with disabilities.
Since that time I have worked with outpatient mental health programs for children, as well as geriatric patients. I now serve as an oncology social worker in an area cancer center.
While my career is rewarding and I enjoy the work I do, I really wanted to serve as a volunteer in an organization where I felt that I could really give to others. I was fortunate enough to have met Jennifer Sapp just as the conception of the Challenger League was about to become reality. I served as a buddy during the first season along with my youngest son. We both really enjoyed this experience as these kids gave so much more to us than we gave to them. Seeing the smiles, hearing the laughter, and watching the proud parents getting to watch their children "play ball" was such an awesome experience. I have since served on the league as a kickball coach and a T-ball coach, which I thoroughly enjoy.
I also love that my sons, Donovan (19) and Cortin (13) get to participate in the program as volunteers. I am very proud to be a new member of the board for the Challenger League.