JEC ~ Joy & Empowerment, L.L.C. was founded by Kara M. Butterfield on July 1, 2007, with the basic belief that each of us can help one another succeed, in healthy ways, to achieve our own self-actualization. Kara graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 1991. In June 1997, she graduated from the University of Utah’s Graduate School of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling. She has been counseling trouble teens using a variety of approaches, including: confidence building exercises through physical challenges; experiences learning survival techniques in the outdoors; therapeutic counseling sessions; animal-assisted therapy; music therapy; aroma therapy; and sustainable gardening therapy. The main goal of JEC is to empower young adults to become all they are intended to “BE”.