“The perception of licensed professionals in the industry along with the services they provide are so undervalued that state legislators do not see past the profession to even acknowledge that such health, safety and sanitation risks actually exist.
“The industry finds itself not only fighting with each other on issues such as school hours, licensing, and the role of state boards, but we now must face the challenge of defending a legitimate profession that requires proper training and education.”
What makes you feel powerful?
“I don’t like the word powerful because it implies that someone has less or none. I prefer to empower others because that is where all success is built. When you are part of someone reaching their goals or guiding their path in life it is very impactful (to me). No one can be “powerful” alone, so to build with people only makes everyone stronger.”