I am a wife, mother, school employee, indie author, and advocate.  I have 2 awesome kids that are in middle school and high school.  I love to read, write, binge-watch Netflix, and spend time with my family.

I have several family members and friends in the LGBTQ community and want to help make the world a better, safer, more inclusive place.  I have served in children’s ministry and women’s ministry at church for over 10 years.  Now, over the last year, I have joined a group of moms that show up at pride parades and offer Free Hugs, as well as helping with our town’s first ever Pride Family BBQ. I was so excited to hear about this new Kiwanis LGBT+ Club, to work with like-minded people as we help support LGBTQ youth in Southern California.  We hear heart-breaking stories every day about kids and young adults that are bullied, attacked, or feel abandoned and hopeless. This is why I am passionate about helping our LGBTQ community, and help provide safe and inclusive events for kids, youth, and families.