At a young age, I learned the importance of communication, inclusion and presuming competence from my parents. Their philosophies influenced the entire family to go into work supporting people with disabilities in education and the community. REACH was my first summer job as a student in the late 90’s. Later, I worked for nearly a decade there, most recently as Program Director. Now, I am excited to serve on the Board of Directors at REACH, a place where some of my favorite people provide and receive high quality, innovative services.