I was raised in Mt.Clemens, MI which is about 10 miles north of Detroit. I married in 1976 and left shortly after, to begin an interesting 24 year adventure as an Air Force wife. We lived in Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Upper Heyford U.K., Lakenheath U.K. and Iceland with my husband ending his career and our marriage at Eglin AFB, Florida. During this time we raised two children and travelled extensively. As a stay at home mother and wife, I was very involved in school activities and volunteered extensively with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America. As my children became older, I went to work with AAFES and the Navy Exchange as a procurement and operations clerk. Two years after moving to Crestview, Florida, I began my long and eventful career with Horizons. Originally hired in 1993 as a direct care staff at the Crestview ADT, I moved up to the manager position in 1995. Since then, I have managed In-Home Support, Community Res-Hab, Companion Service, Personal Care, Respite and Adult Day Training. I also spend a majority of my work day providing Supported Employment Services. Over the 17 years I have been with Horizons, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Horizons expand and clients achieve goals they thought were unattainable. Many of my most memorable occasions were during trips with the Crestview ADT to Graceland, Nashville, Atlanta, and Orlando (on multiple occasions). I continue to plan recreational trips like our New Year’s Eve Retreat at Adventure’s Unlimited and Camp Horizons’. One of my largest goals is to not only provide excellent training and service to my clients, but to help enrich their lives through stimulating activities and new experiences.
The Crestview Adult Day Training Program offers training in life living skills, safety, and basic education while also providing recreational and creative activities. Classes are individualized to assist all our clients in learning and attaining goals suited to their own particular needs and choices. Our program is small which allows a more nurturing environment. Our clients participate in a wide range of activities at the center and in the community. Some of these activities include basic adult education, ceramics, cooking classes, shopping in the community, attending special events, arts & crafts and exercise. We also offer a small enclave opportunity collecting recycled paper and cans from most county offices every week. Clients who participate earn minimum wage while providing a valued service in our community. Some of our ancillary services available include In-Home Support, Community Res-Hab, Companion Service, Personal Care, and Respite Service. We serve clients from Mossy Head to Holt and south Crestview to Laurel Hill.