I am so grateful to be living in Magnolia with my loving fiance, Joe Patterson, and our dog, Riley. My family and friends, as well as my faith, are among my top priorities in life. One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” I have always felt there is a great calling for our purpose in life to positively impact the world and those in it.
I have come from working in a variety of different industries such as healthcare, education, construction, and the oil and gas industry. In 2009, I graduated from Baylor University having obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree, specializing in biology and educational studies. I have also worked as a steward of the community and been on several mission trips to Africa in the country of Zambia. Traveling with FLMI (Family Legacy Missions International), we sought to empower the orphaned children by helping provide counsel, educational tools and social engagement within their community. More importantly, we wanted to spread the hope and love of God to others.
Over the past 10 years, myself, along with my family, have encountered numerous battles surrounding mental health struggles and addiction. My own personal experience with depression has helped to shape me and to develop a strong desire to help others navigating their own path to mental health wellness. While my previous work has been meaningful, I feel deeply touched to join the mission at Mosaics of Mercy. Utilizing my gifts of organization and project coordination, I seek to use my skills to help with fundraising efforts and resource database management. Mosaics of Mercy is most certainly aligned with my ambitions.