NARM Training Institute Staff

Tori Essex

Operations Administrator

Tori Essex

Operations Administrator

Tori Essex holds the role of Operations Administrator at the NARM Training Institute. Tori has more than five years of experience with project management in the art and design field, and joins us from her previous role as a university admissions counselor. To our team, she brings strong creative problem solving skills and an eye for detail.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the NARM Training Institute. After feeling the life-changing effects of NARM in my own life, I remember wishing that I could share the experience with every other person in the world. My work for NARM is right in-line with that desire. I look forward to supporting the NARM Training Institute, and experiencing my curiosity transform into a deeper understanding of NARM’s work.”

Autumn Smith

NARM Training Coordinator

Autumn Smith

Training Coordinator

Autumn Smith is the Training Coordinator at the NARM Training Institute.  Autumn joins us with a professional background working in a trauma focused treatment center with additional experience in client-facing mental health and substance abuse care. With nearly 10 years of experience in customer service, she truly has a way with helping others navigate questions and concerns. Autumn is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work with a real passion for working with children, specifically in trauma related cases. Autumn found this passion at a young age working hands on in Haitian orphanages for many years.

As the NARM Training Coordinator, Autumn is the main point of contact for all NARM Practitioner Training registration, application processing, and student questions. She is also here to assist with our growing Inner Circle Online Program.

“I am incredibly grateful to join this team and community! It is thrilling to watch NARM grow on a daily basis and I’m honored to be a part of it. I am fortunate to have found a workplace with many incredible people and also where my own passions align with the goals of the NARM Training Institute.”

Ashley Benson

Executive Director

Ashley Benson

Executive Director

Ashley Benson is the Executive Director at the NARM Training Institute. Ashley has 10+ years of experience working in behavioral health settings in various roles, both administrative and direct client care. She brings a personal passion for creating positive change, intentional growth and living in a trauma-informed society.

“I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the team at the NARM Training Institute. As I continue to learn more about NARM, the theoretical and practical application of the work, I am continually delighted and impressed with the depth and powerful opportunity it presents for working with complex trauma. It is really an honor to work with Larry, Brad and Stefanie to help share the NeuroAffective Relational Model with the world.”