Louise joined the staff of NAMI Fox Valley in 2021 and serves as a Peer Companion for the Iris Place program. Louise holds a Bachelors of Science Secondary Education and BSE in Broadfield Natural Science for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, with a minor in biology. She also is also a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Essential to maintaining her own mental health, Louise enjoys connecting with people and nature. She enjoys cooking and/or baking, alpine skiing, camping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, gardening, and particularly native landscape gardening to help struggling populations of birds and pollinators.