What's with all the letters?

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

We joke in my family that the letters after my name look like alphabet soup.

They do, I'm sorry. I know many people don't know or may not care what the letters mean, but they are important to me. There are a few reasons why I choose to have alphabet soup after my name, and they are not to make your eyes roll back in your head, I promise.

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