Meet Our Advocates

Advocates are the heart and soul behind Carson’s Village. They provide guided assistance to families who are navigating the myriad of tasks that must be completed when a loved one passes.


Chelsea T.

Advocate Coordinator

Chelsea is a graduate student at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Her education and career have always focused on her passion for supporting and empowering family systems. She uses her growing knowledge and skill set to inform services, to support, and to guide families through the Carson’s Village process. 

“I am dedicated to meeting families with empathy, identifying their needs, and advocating for them to ensure those needs are met.”

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Michelle T.


Born and raised in Wisconsin and completed my Bachelors in Social Work at Northern Michigan University and my Masters in Social work at The University of South Carolina-Columbia. 

We are a military family so I have had the opportunity to serve communities not only in Northern Michigan but also Charleston, SC, Oahu Hawaii, and now in Southern California. 

I approach every family, patient, and client with a person-centered approach. I strongly believe in meeting those in need where they are at and providing empathy, compassion, and support. I am passionate about advocating for others, connecting people with resources, and helping them find community where they need it. 

I am a dog-mom. In my free time, I enjoy reading, photography, crafting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

Grace M.





Grace is a graduate student at the University of Denver School of Social Work. She graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Social Work. She has a miniature dachshund named Teddy and loves to exercise and watch movies. She is currently engaged and planning a wedding. Grace loves using her passion for social work to serve and advocate for those around her.





Areli P.


Areli obtained her BSW, MSW, and Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement from Arizona State University. She has devoted her time to advocacy and education around youth mental health, including grief and trauma.

Through empathy and compassion, she hopes to meet families where they are and bridge the gap between their most immediate needs and support. Areli is also a foster mom, a dog mom, and enjoys practicing hot yoga in her spare time.

Cristina H.





Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Cristina has always had a heart for helping people. She started working with adolescents and families at the age of 19, and she knew it was going to be her life calling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, while she worked as a case manager with homeless youth in the high school setting. She knew that she wanted to do more, and ultimately obtained her Masters in Social Worker from Arizona State University in 2015. 

She has worked in crisis response, school social work, and has experience as a bereaved parent after losing her firstborn son. She has a passion to help people, particularly in crisis response and navigating resources to get families connected. Her hope for being an advocate at Carsons Village is to help people feel supported as they walk through their grief journey and that they never feel alone. 

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