Mindy came here unconventionally. Most of her career was spent as an aerospace engineer, designing fighter jets and solving structural engineering problems. After discovering that her first child was on the autism spectrum, Mindy left engineering to spend her days working with her daughter. Her evenings were spent tirelessly researching autism and ways to help make her daughter’s life better and more fulfilling. This led to many years working with the Parent Training and Information Center for Missouri (MPACT) and several years of volunteer advocacy work with Missouri families. Mindy is thrilled to be working with the Recreation Council team to help connect children and adults with developmental disabilities in St. Louis City with the leisure and recreation programs of their choice. She enjoys travelling and exploring new places with her family, cycling, animals and all the wonderful arts that St. Louis has to offer.