Hello! My name is Vivien and I am the Veterans Community Moderator here at PLM.
I served on active duty in the Navy as well as in the Air Force Reserves and the Army National Guard. I have spent time at sea and on shore. I am a social worker and have spent almost 10 years working with Veterans dealing with PTSD, TBI, chronic medical conditions, substance use, and other mental health challenges.
I am originally from New York but have called Massachusetts my home for quite some time. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes the chickens you see below!
I also enjoy reading, knitting, running and writing to my pen pals on old typewriters. The picture below is of a 1939 Royal KMM. I have some other old typewriters and am slowly amassing a collection of them.
I love staying connected to those that have served and continue to serve so I am honored to be here at PLM and be of service to you here. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, ideas and more.