What brought you to United Way?
I grew up with divorced parents. I had a mother who worked hard to support us and a father who didn't pay child support for a while. I know what it's like to be hungry as a small child. My mother sacrificed a lot and in the end, my father got his act together. However, that is an era on my life that I wouldn't wish on anyone. I wanted to be a part of the solution to meeting basic needs in our local community.
How long and in what capacity have you been involved?
I began attending Women United events in 2018 when I relocated to Idaho. I loved how involved in the community this organization was and still is today. As time has gone on, I've had the opportunity to be a part of the Pantry Committee which began recently.
What are you most passionate about with what United Way helps with?
Children. They are our future. Unfortunately, some kids go without their basic needs being fulfilled and can't focus on school. Helping to fill this gap is very critical. Setting those less fortunate up to better take advantage of opportunities is an incredible thing.
Tell us more about you! Family, hobbies, interests, etc.
I am an accountant for PFB America. I have a miniature schnauzer named Theodore that loves to hike and play outdoors with me. I love to craft, spend time with friends and family, try new recipes, and read.