Natalie is an Asheville, NC native. She when to Appalachian State University to complete her undergraduate degree in Music Education. After some time working in management in the hospitality industry in Asheville, she moved to South Korea to teach English as a second language from 2012-2015. She came home invigorated to work with kids in a new capacity and sought out a way to continue to educate and lead kids into success outside of a classroom. Natalie completed her MA for Clinical Counseling at Lenoir Rhyne University in 2019 and is excited to be a part of AAG’s clinical family. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys playing competitive Ultimate Frisbee and spending time hiking or biking with her family.
Natalie has always had a passion to be a role model and work with kids, of all ages. After focusing on high school and middle school music education during undergrad, Natalie worked with 4-14 year olds in South Korea in a multitude of subjects through teaching English as a second language. During her time getting her masters, Natalie worked at Solstice East, a high school treatment center, as direct care staff. There she worked with and mentored adolescents with various mental health diagnoses through a relationship base model focused on healing trauma. Natalie also has experience working with equine assisted therapy and is excited to continue using this model to assist in her work at AAG.