Traci is known as an innovator who is committed to creating thriving communities by weaving resilience, advocacy and hope into the lives of children, families, and communities in the beautiful Adirondacks in rural upstate New York. She has spent 14 years as a Family Specialist and Counselor networking with families, local schools and community systems of care with the goal of raising healthy and whole children especially those who have experienced vulnerable life conditions and circumstances. She is deeply motivated to shift school systems that are stuck in the old paradigm because she believes that kids will have all that they need to thrive in the world when they are nurtured early in life with learning environments that are fully equipped to match each child’s needs. Traci is actively engaged in children’s ministries and youth events and enjoys snorkeling, scuba diving and hiking. She is a mother of a college school student and enjoys spending time and growing with her husband.