My first non-profit was founded at nineteen. In partnership with the University of Denver and Denver Public Schools, I trained more than one hundred College students in mentoring and tutoring at-risk youth. Looking back, nearly three decades later, I see how my way of transcending has always been to serve others. When taking a spiritual journey, I always like to be inclusive.
As my two daughters navigated preschool and kindergarten, I returned to add a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction to my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.
My first book, Seeds of Tomorrow; Solutions for Improving our Children’s Education, was published by Routledge. The book exposes the inequities perpetuated by test-based accountability and challenges the inherent failure of standardizing children. You can learn more about the book and our efforts to address the opportunity gap and promote education innovation here.
After over a decade of facilitating a twenty week civic engagement initiative, I became a master facilitator for the Family Leadership Training Institute, training facilitators statewide, writing curriculum and ultimately formalizing the training model through Colorado State University. The following year I designed the alumni model which now boasts more than 1,500 graduates. “I believe in people as the ultimate purveyors of good and collaboration as humanity’s only hope for getting anything right.”