Date Joined
02 / 06 / 15
Last Active
02 / 01 / 19
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I was born in Pennsylvania, and then moved to Connecticut in 1969. I graduated from Ledyard High School and I then attended college at Thames Valley Community College, with my courses revolving around business and accounting. I then took numerous jobs in the flag industry and nuclear security, which landed me into a career as a 9-1-1 and police dispatcher. I have been an ambulance driver and an EMT, leaving me having seen it all. I have witnessed co-workers with addiction, seen my family struggle with different forms of addiction, and have been trained to watch for it in the prisoners I watch over while at work. I am still a 9-1-1 dispatcher and work within the police department, and after 35 years, I'm still seeing the effects of addiction on a regular basis. I've seen how effects people's lives, and how it can cause destruction and death, so I want to reach out and help people before it's too late.