Emilee Marler


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Emilee Marler began as a BHIS provider for Life Connections in Muscatine, Iowa as of December 2019. She has her bachelor’s degree in human services with a minor in psychology. Emilee has found that being a BHIS provider is rewarding and connects her to the community, she has also gained skills that she uses outside of work. She enjoys working with children and being a provider has allowed her to use her creativity and have fun every day. Emilee believes that she has learned just as much about herself as she does with her clients.

 

 

Emily Entsminger, B.A.


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Emily Entsminger, B.A is a BHIS provider in the Life Connections Muscatine office. Emily has been employed with Life Connections since July of 2018. She does not have a specific population she prefers to work with over any other. Emily enjoys watching all of her clients make progress and getting to be a part of their journey.

 

 

Kraig Reed


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Kraig Reed started with Life Connections in December of 2019 and is a BHIS Provider for the Life Connections-Muscatine Office. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University with a degree in Sociology and has worked in the human services field for 15 years. Kraig enjoys working with children and finds satisfaction when he can see how his work can provide tools for success in children and families in their own lives.

 

 

Lindsey Henke


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I started with Life Connections in February of 2020 after taking time off to be a stay at home mom to my son. I have a BA in human services. I was previously a direct support staff, special education para, and a county case manager for the ID,BI, and mental health waivers.

 

 

Natalie Allen


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Natalie Allen is a BHIS provider with Life Connections. Natalie started with Life Connections on March 1st, 2019. This is her first job in this field, although many would say she have been providing this type of care for others for most of her life. She couldn’t be more excited to keep learning and growing as a provider. Natalie obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 2011, and is currently half way through her 7th year of homeschooling her children. She loves working with all ages but seems to have a special place for teenagers who struggle with depression/anxiety, and anger management.

 

 

Rachel Shoppa


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Rachel is a BHIS provider as well as an FCS provider for Life Connections in Muscatine, she has a BBA in Human Resource Management. Rachel shared this is her first opportunity to work in this field and she is very excited to do so. Rachel shared she feels her strengths will shine through to aide many children that struggle in many areas of their daily lives.
Rachel shared her strengths include patience, kindness, understanding, compassion, and being skillful and knowledgeable in terms of human interactions and dealing with depression, anxiety, the differing manners of disorders and anger management. Rachel’s goals as a provider with Life Connections are to help children obtain conflict-management skills, coping skills, relationship-building skills, problem solving skills and self-esteem improvement that will endure through to adulthood. Rachel considers herself privileged to be able to aid children in this way and looks forward to the soulful rewards this organization provides to families.