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, Early Childhood Options, 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 graduated from Adams State University’s School of Counseling in July of 2022 and most recently worked as a Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for the county with Early Childhood Options. She offered support to childcare teachers, administration, parents and children in this role. Now, she is in full time private practice.

April has two teenage children and a high-energy pit bull mix. She and her dog enjoy hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and wander-walking through the woods in search of medicinal and edible goodies. She has a passion to connect with others and uses different counseling modalities to best suit the needs of her clients.