Currently working for Central Arizona Shelter Services, serving our homeless and at-risk communities throughout The Valley. This has led me to experience first-hand the many struggles, not only Phoenician’s and Arizonian’s face, but the hardships most working class and low-income households deal with every day.  Living in Arizona all of my life has given me an innate passion for Arizona and its future.

Family is extremely important to me and I was extremely fortunate to meet my best friend, and soul mate back in high school; together going on 13 years now.  Becoming parents to 4 amazing children has been one of the great experiences of our lives. We also share our home in South Phoenix with our 5 big fluffy fur babies.

Community involvement has always been another huge aspect of my life. From teaching Special Olympics ice skating, serving as VP of a marine conservation group, to helping the Valley’s homeless community as the Director of Transitional Housing for a local non-profit.  Constantly building new relationships and partnerships with amazing groups to fulfill the vital needs of individuals and families. These have all given me the passion to be more active, engaged and wanting to make that difference to ignite change.