Dorien has worked in the Social Service field for over 20 years under various titles. Dorien had the opportunity to service single adults and families with children in the community who struggled with mental health illnesses, physical health illnesses, substance abuse issues, and recovery along with assisting participants with transitioning from homelessness to stability. Dorien’s passion for assisting and advocating for others with self sufficiency and self preservation has not dwindled regardless of the barriers and challenges. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown Dorien became extremely passionate about learning how to eat and shop for healthy foods to enhance and secure optimal health for himself, his family and their 1 1/2 year old dog. Dorien has learned a great deal and looks forward to sharing what he has learned with others. Dorien looks forward to connecting with families and assisting them with making the changes towards a healthier lifestyle.