Happy to call South Florida home, Kristy was born and raised in the sunshine state. Kristy chose a career in the substance abuse treatment industry because she recognized that there was a strong need for nursing care. As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for Daylight Recovery Center, Jackie notes how important patience is, “Be kind as you never know what may be going on in someone’s life.” The most rewarding part of Jackie’s job is having a patient return as an alumnus to tell his/her story after being sober for months and/or years. When Hurricane Dorian grazed our coasts, Jackie made the best of the situation by staying at the center, partaking in karaoke and dancing with patients and staff while the hurricane passed by. When she’s not working, Jackie spends her free time watching her children play sports and going to the beach.