I'm a proud wife and mom to Harper (9) and Blake (7). Raising tiny humans who love Jesus and live with kindness is my most important job. We're a retired Air Force family finally getting settled into life after twenty years of service.
My world was ROCKED (in a a good way} when my son was born with Down syndrome and later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was these beautiful challenges that forced me to get out of my own way and start living life with passion and purpose. I quickly realized that I have the power to take a challenge and make it an opportunity and that's exactly what I'm doing.
I consider myself to be a community connector. I've been fortunate to maintain a career, be an active and supportive stay at home/remote work from home parent, an advocate for military families especially those with special needs, and a caregiver to my retired combat wounded husband.
In 2017, I received the honor of being named the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® and used the opportunity to travel the country investing in military spouses by helping them define their identity and purpose. My passion for helping others reclaim who they are and find new purpose has resulted in the development of the Discovering Your Spark Brand which includes the Find Your Color in a Camouflage World workshop and the new Continuing Your Spark Self Audit workbook. Oh, and I can't forget the Continuing Your Journey Small Group workshops that are now facilitated by more than 20 military spouses worldwide.
I'm privileged to be a community leader, entrepreneur, and military community engagement consultant who has been involved in community leadership since 2005. Over the course of my career, I have presented, advised, and shared ideas with community leaders throughout the nation resulting in new laws and legislation passed to support military and veteran families.
(photos by Freely Focused Photography)