I worked for 22 years at Kaiser Permanente as the clinical supervisor for alcohol and drug services. I started the outpatient treatment program and worked mostly as a clinician. I retired in 2008 but found myself bored and needing more fulfillment other than just being engaged in fun activities. Subsequently, I worked again at Kaiser Permanente the last 10 years as an on-call substance abuse counselor. In my capacity as a substance abuse counselor I have worked with a multitude of people through the years who have had numerous issues in addition to substance abuse. After retiring the second time from Kaiser Permanente in May 2018, I again found myself bored and looking for a new experience. I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to work in private practice at the Lilac Wellness Clinic. I consider this a new adventure for me as I have never done private practice.
For the last 32+ years, I have lived in Salem after moving here from Cincinnati where I was born and raised. After being in the Navy I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a masters in counseling. I have never looked back after moving to Salem and love all what Oregon has to offer including my passions of windsurfing, bicycling, driving my motorcycle, paddle boarding, and traveling. I have been happily married for the last 21 years. We live in South Salem with the love of our lives….. our dog Razzle Dazzle.
- 1976 Master of Counselor, University of Cincinnati