This site is a minimalist witness rather than a mirror. Personally, I pursue play spaces to be revitalized. Professionally, through speaking, writing, consultancy and non-profit leadership, I create spaces for others to grow.
With Ms. Carolyn Naifeh, I co-founded Our Place Nashville, the only organization in Nashville helping adults with intellectual differences through affordable housing, gainful employment and by providing a strong social network necessary for them to thrive. We meet our families where they are; we set high expectations for our friends; and we give them the support necessary to succeed at home, at work, and in the community. Partnering with graduate students to build this community, we empower a future generation of social change agents. I cannot be more proud of the work OPN is doing.