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My name is Astra Madden of Bakersfield, CA. I have worked in the field of supporting people with intellectual disabilities for 24 years. I started out as a direct support staff and quickly realized my passion for supporting people. I continued to work as a house manager, administrator & director. My current position is staff development where I have the opportunity to train and develop direct support professionals, administrators and supervisors. I am committed to supporting people in a person centered way and enjoy teaching the PCT skills so that the individuals receiving support can realize their vision and have the best life possible. My goal is to have a strong impact on the way services are provided in Kern County. I am always open to partnership and collaboration with other PCT trainers.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family, reading and traveling domestically and abroad.