What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition?
My personal experiences with mental health.
What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges?
I believe the stigma that exists around mental health poses more of a challenge to small-town, rural counties like ours. In an environment where you feel someone you know is always watching, it’s easy to consider the judgement of others.
What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest strengths?
Southside’s biggest strength is displayed in its community members and leaders that dedicate themselves to creating a more safe, caring, and healthy community.
If you are not employed outside your home, what other work or activity takes up most of your time?
I am a current student of DCC, and the founder of YNA ( ;you’re not alone;; )— a brand focused on empowering the troubled youth through unity and expression.
What is your favorite quote?
“Life is not a problem to be solved but an experience to be had.” – Alan Watts