I am a native of Loveland and I love my home town. Working to create a more welcoming, inclusive community is one of my priorities. Part of this includes bringing awareness to the diversity of people and cultures here in Loveland and finding ways to educate others and embrace and celebrate our diversity. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of Heart and Sol, I also serve on the board of Loveland's Downtown Development Authority.
I enjoy working within my community towards a better tomorrow, especially for my daughter. There is so much work to do to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice so I contribute where I can. My favorite thing about being bilingual is not only that I have access to a Spanish speaking experience but that I can be the bridge for people who aren't. I love helping people feel seen, feel welcomed and that their story and voice matter.
I am a Colorado native and have lived in Loveland for over 50 years. I've seen our community grow and transform over the years and am proud to be part of Heart and Sol. My hope is that we inspire a desire to celebrate and learn about the diversity of our local community. I like to focus my efforts on creative expression through art. I enjoy participating on Loveland's MLK Events Committee and the Loveland Creative District. I am also a supporter of the Immigrant Freedom Fund.
As an equity advocate, I am dedicated to culturally and linguistically diverse responsive teaching. My hope is to exposure multicultural education in our schools and engaging in conversations with our community. In my spare time, you can find me spending time with my family, rockhounding, meditating, or doing yoga.
I am committed to becoming a better ally through self-study, listening, as well as working with and supporting agencies such as Heart and Sol. It is also important to me to promote others’ voices as a way to honor diversity and achieve equity in our communities. My educational and career background is in early childhood education. In my spare time I enjoy time with my family, engaging in fitness activities, baking, and being active in the outdoors.
I am a Colorado native and love living in the beautiful, artistic community that is Loveland. My passion is to bring about cultural awareness, open conversation, and therefore belonging to the BIPOC community. I dream of a diverse world of love and connection and know that organizations like Heart and Sol are where those seeds can be cultivated and spread.