I completed my Psychiatric practicum and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in May, 1989. I have been a Registered Nurse since September, 1989. I worked as a tech and then nurse for several Addiction/Psychiatric/Behavioral Health facilities in this area. I also worked at Shands Hospital while in Nursing School, and as a nurse in the prison system and at Marion and Alachua County Health Departments. I was employed by Mending Fences in March, 2016. I get great satisfaction with working at Mending Fences when I see the clients embrace recovery and discharge from Mending Fences with the skills to continue in recovery and lead a functional life.