My background is in administration, primarily for mental health organizations. I’m naturally drawn to helping people. Throughout my childhood, my parents fostered children from different cultures, often kids with disabilities. Biologically, I was one of five, which grew to six through adoption, and we always had a house full of foster siblings. I can remember times when our 15-passenger van wasn’t big enough to hold us all!
Growing up surrounded by people from different cultures, backgrounds, and abilities made me very empathetic and taught me the power of kindness. My goal is to always make sure everyone is safe, happy, and included. I also learned the real value of being organized—it’s what made it possible for my parents to change lives! They exemplify my favorite quote, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
In my free time, I love to read and hang out with my beagle Rita and pit bull Hamilton. I’m also a big Harry Potter fan and movie buff. My hobby is crochet and I love the clear over-the-door shoe pockets, which hold all of my yarn and threads organized by color. My dream vacation is to visit a Costa Rican sloth sanctuary!