Vista Unified School District
Trustee Area 5
Mom, Business Owner, & Volunteer
Hi. I'm an 18-year resident of VUSD Trustee Area 5, parent of two VUSD students, owner of a successful small business, and a 14-year PTA volunteer who believes in the potential of Vista Unified and all its students. I have the perspective, experience and diplomacy needed to actively listen to, and represent, community priorities and help shape VUSD.
Vista Unified and our world are facing unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 and I can be an active collaborator and problem solver who values the needs of every stakeholder - from students, to parents, to teachers, administrators and classified staff.
I would like to contribute to helping Vista Unified achieve its vision of being a model of educational excellence and innovation by taking a seat on the board and offering not just a parent's perspective, but business savvy and a sensitive, respectful, and balanced approach.
As a multi-term past PTA President, Treasurer and board member, and as a founding member and co-chair of the VUSD Magnet Steering Committee, I've had experience listening, leading, researching, solving problems, and building consensus within Vista Unified. I’d like to continue that work as your board member.
I was inspired by my brother, a paraplegic, to become a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence.
My husband and I have two kids, a VUSD graduate and rising sophomore.
I work as a freelance marketing and public relations manager in the bike and outdoor industries.
I was a Girl Scout and I've been a Girl Scout volunteer for over a decade.
My daughter is a 2020 graduate of Mission Vista High School, the magnet high school of VUSD.
I help manage media relations and PR for a number of brands that exhibit at Outdoor Retailer and other trade shows.