Stephanie began her disability services career in 1994 as a direct caregiver for Crest Services, where she worked for ten years.  At the time of her departure, Stephanie was the assistant program director for the hourly support program.

Stephanie started her career with Discovery Living in 1996 as a direct caregiver.  In 2004, she assumed the role of Director of Planning and Training.

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, from Mt. Mercy College, and currently serves on the Options of Linn County Advisory Board.