Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
April has lived in Summit County since 2004 and has been working with families and children since 2007 in a variety of settings throughout the county, including Child Welfare, the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, and as an entrepreneur.
She received her undergraduate in Soil and Land Management at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, due to her interest in sustainable farming, but was soon led to nurture families instead of plants due to her bilingual abilities and Summit County’s lack of agricultural opportunities. Connecting her passion to nurture both plant and family, she received her Master in Traditional Nutrition through Hawthorn University and worked as a nutrition consultant and educator for over 5 years until she identified a need for addressing health not only through nutrition, but through emotional well-being as well. She is currently studying clinical mental health through Adams State University’s School of Counseling and plans on graduating in July of 2022.
April has two teenage children and a high-energy pit bull mix with whom she enjoys road-tripping between semesters. She and her dog also enjoy hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and wander-walking through the woods in search of medicinal and edible goodies. When at home, she loves to experiment/create in the kitchen and read non-fiction books (to please her inner-geek). She has a passion to connect with others and share knowledge and is pleased to be able to do this within the childcare setting in Summit County.