August 21st, 2008
As TCASK’s newest staff member, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I will be working as an organizer, specifically in reaching out to members of law enforcement and their respective agencies. I will also be working to expand our Sharing our Stories: Murder Victim’s Families Speak program which pairs a murder victim’s family member with a TCASK volunteer to provide presentations. I was born and raised in Indiana but have called Nashville my home since 1985. For the last 10 years I have been involved in many social justice issues in Nashville, especially in the area of prison reform. I serve on the Board of Directors of Dismas House, a transitional halfway house that works with and supports men coming out of prison. I have spoken at colleges and universities on the subjects of Felony Disenfranchisement and Alternative Justice. I also help teach the Inside/Out class at the Charles Bass Correctional Facility. I am so excited and humbled that my life’s journey has led me to TCASK and the opportunity to work with such talented, devoted and passionate people.