After a tumultuous past, I started my career as a youth and family counselor with the intention of helping people overcome adversity.
In 2004, I launched my company Wellness Realization and began speaking professionally. I have dedicated myself to Encouraging, Engaging and Empowering youth and adults to overcome adversity and find resiliency. I released my book The Road to Resiliency in 2011 which quickly became an international best seller.
As a musician I have always believed in the healing power of music and became the creator of The Rock’n Resiliency Project. Utilizing the brilliant talent of high school musicians, the band Aside from Sorrow was formed. Combining the power of live music and storytelling the project is truly a rock concert with a message. The band has recently finished the recording of their first album Out of the Darkness, Into the Light which is the soundtrack to my book. The music depicts the struggles we are all faced with but also inspires hope, change, and healing.