I have been employed as a United States Probation Officer for nearly twenty-five years, having been hired in February of 1992. During this amazing career, I have served as a supervision officer, a presentence writer, an Intensive Supervision Specialist and a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer. The majority of my career was spent in the District of Connecticut and in October 2015, I was given the opportunity to transfer to the Middle District of Florida and continue my role as a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer. I have been a supporter of FPPOA throughout my career and in the last decade had the opportunity to participate in different ways. I believe in the value of this organization that is the eyes and ears of all probation and pretrial services officers throughout the country and I embrace the opportunity to share information from the field to our colleagues who are in a position to impact the role of the probation officer.