Mary Thomas Miller joined Toastmasters in Nov 2007 hoping to get out of the house a bit more. She was excited to improve her speaking skills and meet new people. She finished her competent communicator manual in less than 8 months. Due to the challenges of life her progress slowed down for a few years but she has been a diligent contributor the last several years. She expects to achieve her DTM award before November 2017. Ms. Miller is a physical therapist and a cellist. She volunteers with the youth at her church and enjoys speaking on health, wellness, and inspirational topics when the opportunity presents itself.