Helping others has always been a passion of mine. Prior to working at Turning Point, I spent 27 years as a schoolteacher in the Tampa Bay Area. After my own personal journey from addiction into recovery, I felt compelled to shift from teaching into a different kind of helping role. The desire to help other addicts and alcoholics the way I had been helped became of vital importance to me. Therefore, I resigned from my teaching position and joined Turning Point as a House Manager in March of 2022 and was later promoted to Client Coordinator.