Hutcherson is manager of Therapeutic Childcare at Father Joe’s Villages and lives in Lakeside.

I am a boomerang. Never in a million years did I think I would be back. But then again, back before 2010, never in a million years did I think I would leave.

I started my journey here at the Village in 1996. This was supposed to be a steppingstone in my career. It was the perfect schedule for me; I would go to school in the morning and then go to a full-time job from noon to 8:30 p.m. I was not a native San Diegan and I had never heard of Father Joe Carroll or St. Vincent de Paul Village. All I knew was that a teacher needed to provide care to children into evening hours.

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