Birthday: July 5th
Came to the United States in 1982. Graduated from Englewood High School in 1983.
Graduated from Regis University with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, in 2005. (22 years later from high school graduation…but who’s counting? What can I say, I took the scenic route…and it was beautiful! Married at 18, gave birth to 3 kids, and lots of adventures in between!)
Who I am: (In no particular order…) Rob’s wife — for 37+ years, and loving it! Mom to 3 gorgeous daughters! Mother-in-law to my fabulous son-in-loves, Jake, Dwight and Rylan. Grammie to Clara, Jonah, Eli, and Lorelei – I love love love being Grammie to these delightful humans! Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Neighbor. Colleague. Full-time friend to many people. Bigtime music lover and reader. I love to find fun in everything I do….my motto: LIFE, put your heart into it and laugh, A LOT!
Where I work(ed): It’s been a fun work journey over the years! First job was at Englewood High School helping with computer “punch cards – if you know, you know” and sorting addresses in their administrative building. Right after high school, I worked for Sheplers Western Wear as a cashier. I was so excited with my first few paychecks there that I blew them all on winter coats for my parents and sister for Christmas. I felt so grown up! LOL. After a really short stint working with a Farmer’s Insurance Agent, I started working at First Interstate Bank in Englewood where I worked as a drive-up teller and then as a commercial teller. Some really funny memories from that stint! Then I had a hiatus from work after Robbin was born. When she was a little older, I worked as the church secretary for First Christian Church. After we moved from where we had been in Englewood, CO to Northglenn, CO, I had 2 sweet babies so stayed home with them and added a 3rd sweet baby soon after. I stayed at home until they were all in elementary school and did all sorts of odd jobs – childcare in my home for some friends, stocking cheese at a commissary, Spanish translation and interpretation work for various places, editing work, and really whatever could bring in a few pesos to help us stay afloat. When the girls were all in elementary school, I returned to the workforce – working for Adams 12 School District for several years at Malley Drive and Glacier Peak Elementary. During this time I also went back to finish my bachelor’s degree. What a wild ride it was! Next came a time at Dare 2 Share Ministries – I wore many hats there: front desk, executive assistant, director of PR and Marketing; Goals, Inc (a non-profit helping families in the community – I helped with the Adult Education portion of the work); Regis University – as the Assistant Director of Service Learning for both the Adult College of Professional Studies and the Health College; Denver Health Hospital – as a lean coordinator, lean facilitator, senior lean facilitator, and senior lean operations strategist; and finally….currently working as a Senior Trips and Visits Specialist at Compassion International. I get to help build processes and plan trips and connections for individuals to the work Compassion does all around the world helping release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. It’s such a blessing!