Since 2007, my career path was heavily connected to the special needs community. I had the opportunity to work alongside many different organizations and clients and grow as a professional in my career with individuals with special needs and their families. During this time, I was also assisting with toy industry projects and toy evaluations.
In 2012, my career shifted as I was captivated by the enchantment and excitement of the toy industry at the National Lekotek Center. The National Lekotek Center provided me with many opportunities to develop my knowledge of the world of toys and play through toy industry projects and evaluations for AblePlay.org, a website dedicated to share insights on inclusive toys and play products for children of all abilities.
As of April 2016, I joined the ASTRA team as the director of education. I look forward to growing professionally with the association as well as growing education opportunities for members.