While I’ve worked as a speech-language pathologist for nearly 30 years in both corporate and private settings, sometimes the most valuable experience begins at home. For 27 years, I’ve been married to Kevin Umphlett and as anyone married for a lengthy time knows, good communication forms the basis of a lasting relationship. Kevin and our two children have been incredibly supportive throughout my career, and have taught me so much about real-life communication and how we relate to one another. When people express that I’m patient, I know I owe part of that patience to my family and spouse. When parents remark that I’m “so great with kids,” I know much of that ease comes from raising two children of my own. Familial relationships lay the foundation for our careers and our lives, and on behalf of my own family, I say thank you!