My early studies and career path centered on physical education, specifically growth and development, with a special interest in Sensory Integration and Learning Disorders. As I pursued my Bachelor’s Degree I worked in a Kindergym motor exploration program where I found that I loved working with infants and parents. However, as these children seemed to be doing well, I wondered about those families and young children for whom life was not going so smoothly. I partnered with the Agency for Infant Development, the first early intervention program in Sonoma County, and developed a Kindergym program for very young children with developmental needs. It was this partnership that led me to my work as an Early Intervention Specialist. Since then I have worked with families for over 35 years. I received additional training through the Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship of 2006-7 which helped me focus even greater attention on supporting parents in their relationships with their children. My final project for the Fellowship led me to establish PEAS, A Specialized Parent Support program for parents with young children birth to 5 years in developmental services. For my work with families I am very proud to have been honored by the Napa Fellowship as the 2014-15 recipient of the Bruce D. Perry Spirit of the Child Award.