Both my husband and I are Colorado natives and I have lived in Aurora much of my life. I attended Aurora Public Schools from first grade all the way through high school, got a degree in history from CSU and I taught in APS schools for 3 years. We have four adult children (three biological and one unofficially adopted daughter from Senegal who we met here in Colorado) and eight grandchildren. I have also worked as an administrative assistant and receptionist at a financial services company and a couple of non-profits. For a number of years we lived in Senegal, West Africa starting churches and doing development work. What a privilege it was to live with and learn to love people from a totally different culture. We learned so much from them about the importance of relationships and working together. We moved to Meadowood 22 years ago and still have the same immediate neighbors as when we first came to the neighborhood. We were invited by one of those neighbors to get involved in the Meadowood Neighborhood Association when it was restarted by Donna Garcia. I served as the association secretary from January 2010 through Feb 2012 and was reelected to serve starting January 2019. Meadowood is great place to call home and it is my desire to work with our community to make Meadowood even better.