As a parent of four boys who all attended public schools in Millard, I am passionate about our Millard Public Schools. I want all children to have access to a quality education in the Millard School District like our boys did.

Our boys participated in sports, reading programs, and AP programs. They received scholarships and benefited from Counseling & Special Education Services.

A native of Nebraska having lived in Millard for the past 30 years, I understand Millard. When our boys were little, I volunteered for many years in their classrooms, PTA, parent task force, and served as headroom parent, scholarship applications committee member, and baker for many carnivals and teacher appreciations.

As a dedicated mom, I obtained my undergraduate and master’s degree while I working full-time as a human resource leader. For the past 25 years, I have worked on complex employee related situations, to include unions as well as written and interpreted policy. I have led teams of up to 10 team members, presented to large and diverse groups, managed budgets, and understand the requirement to remain professional, unbiased, and confidential in decision making.

Having predominantly worked in the for profit sector, I felt something was missing in my career. I decided to become more of a public servant to our community and work in the nonprofit industry while volunteering in civic engagements. In addition to my commitment to my family and career, I have volunteered on the past three presidential campaigns and for several local political candidates in Omaha. I also serve on the Douglas County Democratic Party Executive Board as the Latino Representative, Douglas County Latino Caucus Membership Chair, At-Large Delegate on the Nebraska Democratic Party State Executive Committee, Member of the Nebraska Democratic Party State Latino Caucus, and have volunteered on several award committees. I also currently serve on the Women’s Fund Women’s Circle and Latino Center of the Midlands Board. I am proud to have served on many others in the past because public service has always been important to me.