Des was raised in the Midwest, became a Medic in the US Army and has been on a journey of healing self & sharing her experiences with others. She identifies as non-binary, queer, lesbian, witch, disabled, a survivor and is proud to represent this garden of identities. Her greatest joys are music, animals and plants. She's here to move from surviving to thriving and help others do the same, all while discovering a new sense of passion and purpose. She's excited for the chance to decolonize the food chain with other POCs and is grateful for the training and opportunities that this program has to offer.