I have been an advocate for survivors of Domestic Violence for going on 17 years now. I have been honored to learn a lot from them about what impacts navigating the complex hardships of abuse has had on every aspect of their lives. This often includes impacts on their relationships with family and friends.

It is a challenging time. I am Vermonter, serving in the role of Sheriff. I am working to remember to self-reflect on my emotional response to existing decisions being made by our governing institutions.