Collin grew up in a small northern Minnesota town where he often played hockey, skateboarded, and attended school. After high school he attended St. Johns University for two years, which he left to then become a certified wildland firefighter. After briefly working in Minnesota and South Dakota as a firefighter, he decided to go back to school and obtained his B. S. in Psychology from Bemidji State University.
During his time at Bemidji State he started working with people that have developmental disabilities. He provided 1:1 support for a man that lived at home with his family and worked with many other individuals that lived in group homes. He then moved to Madison, WI where he became part of the administrative team at the Central Wisconsin Center. There he gained experience working in a short-term medical unit and an intensive behavioral treatment program.
Along with learning the details of building and maintaining effective treatment programs, Collin also has experience in quality improvement. He has completed numerous quality improvement projects, presented his work at local and state-wide conferences, and has his Six Sigma Green belt. He is also currently working on becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management.
In all, Collin brings over 10 years of experience working in, designing, and helping manage programs designed to support people with disabilities to the Sacramento Behavioral Management Program branch of the Central Valley Training Center. He hopes to use has past experience to help that program grow and develop into model behavioral management day program for the Sacramento area.