“Words don’t just tell a story, and they aren’t just rich with history…. they carry life with them; from joy to pain, lessons learned and mistakes made, each story holds a gift to be cherished and passed on. I remember sitting at the bar with a Shirley Temple, surrounded by cigar smoke and the smell of whiskey in the air, calloused hands that had helped to sculpt a lifetime patted me on the back as stories and laugher were exchanged. Those are some of my fondest memories, and the men and women that shared them with me became lifelines to the past, and hope for the future.” Danielle proudly states. “I came from a broken home, and yet these memories carried me through. I found compassion and humility in a group of complete strangers that helped shape the woman I am today. I wish every child got to experience these gifts of wisdom as I did.”
Danielle graduated high school as a Junior in 2005 with an early acceptance to CU Boulder. She attended CU for a couple years but eventually the pull of her one true love of Criminal Justice pushed her to Rasmussen College where she received her Associates Degree with an emphasis in Psychology. From there she graduated from CSU Global with a Bachelors degree in Criminal justice.
Following her passion, Danielle spent the first ten years of her adult life working in various criminal justice positions, however Danielle found happiness in Healthcare Security where she was not only a Project Coordinator but also a Safe Tactics & Verbal De-Escalation Instructor. She traveled across the nation teaching Techniques for Effective Aggression Management to first responders, assisting with Contract Acquisitions, and data mining and research. She assisted with Active Shooter Drills, Mass Casaulty, and is also FEMA Certified. “Choas Management is my middle name”, she laughingly says.
“My job was always changing as people are always changing. I truly loved being a role model to other young professionals and demonstrating that compassion towards others is the way to successful conflict resolution.”