I came to social work in sort of a backwards way, as I think many people do. I studied poetry as an undergraduate at Pratt Institute of the Arts in Brooklyn, New York, and spent the next few subsequent years playing music and touring with different bands. I was in my late 20’s when my mom started encouraging me to find a job that would offer me health insurance and I stumbled upon a position at an adolescent drug & alcohol rehab. I had worked with teenagers before as a guitar instructor and thought I’d give it a shot. That was the job that changed everything for me.