Co-Founder & VP of Stay; For Life
Stay; For Life was created in the aftermath of tragedy. Our world was rocked to the core after losing our sweet nephew, Trent, to suicide in the early summer of 2022. After picking up the pieces and being left with a fervent desire to do something, our mission at Stay; For Life was born. I feel driven to spread awareness of the importance of mental health (specifically men’s mental health) and the message that there is always hope and with help, things can get better.
A Bit About Me
School: University of Maine Orono
Bachelor’s in Science Education K-8, class of 2003
Occupation: Middle School Teacher - I teach 7th and 8th grade Science, Engineering, and Outdoor Ed and I LOVE it!
Family: Married to the love of my life, Josh, for 18 years! 3 beautiful children (May, Lexxi, and Treyce) and a super cool 6 year old grandson, Brody Michael.
Hometown: I grew up in Bangor, Maine
Favorite food: This is hard to narrow down… anybody that knows me knows how much I love
food! I guess I’d have to say dark chocolate!
Favorite song/band: Rage Against the Machine
Yup, I like my music loud and rockin!
Hobbies/interests: I love to go for walks with my dog Finn, cross-country skiing, hiking, kayaking, going to camp, and just being with family having fun!
Pets: Our handsome flashy-brindle Boxer boy, Finn
Favorite color: Purple (I believe this is the color of hope)
Pet peeve: Dishonesty… just tell me how it really is, I can take it :)
Favorite quote: “Even in the darkest of days, there is always a light of hope.”