My husband Daniel and I met while working at the Livonia Civic Center Library 20 years ago. We have two young boys we are raising in Livonia because it is where we were raised and where we want to live.
I love being a mom and it's important to me that my boys understand work and participate in my efforts to make the world a better place - this means you'll often see them with me at events or meetings. And because I'm a mom, that means I know how to do a lot of things at once - well and efficiently.
I'm a graduate of Head Start at Bentley High School, Hayes Elementary School, Riley Middle School, Churchill High School and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I graduated with honors from high school and college.
I started my first job on my 16th birthday at the Livonia Public Library and I worked there throughout high school and college. After graduation I was hired as a Constituent Services Representative for Senator Carl Levin. I worked directly with the public to solve problems related to Social Security, Veteran Affairs, Housing, Education and Healthcare.
Following the Senator's retirement, I transitioned to fundraising and marketing at two of metro Detroit's largest non-profits - Focus:HOPE and Southwest Solutions. I helped implement strategic plans, connect internal operations wtihin the organizations and built relationships with community members and corporate partners.
In 2017, I was recruited to help develop and launch LittleGuide Detroit. I continue to run the daily operations for the most popular media outlet for families looking for activities and events across southeast Michigan.
I understand how to navigate government bureaucracy and solve constituent concerns. I understand the business of non-profits and start-ups and am experienced in managing corporate relations.
I have experience working for the City of Livonia as a former library employee and have served as a City Commissioner, appointed by Mayors Dennis Wright and Maureen Miller Brosnan. I currently serve as the Board Chair of the Livonia Library Commission.
I'm the co-founder of Vote.Run.Serve, a volunteer led, non-partisan educational platform designed to help Livonia residents connect with municipal government and community events.
I was elected Community Affairs Vice Presiednt of the Livonia Jaycees and as an at-large Trustee of the Livonia Democratic Club. I also help Councilwoman Laura Toy organize quarterly events for the Livonia Women's Connnection.
As a millennial, I represent a growing demographic in this country, region and city. I will look out for the interest of Livonia seniors and young families and those planning to live in Livonia. As a Livonian, I also recognize and understand our city's history and know that change does not happen overnight. I'm an advocate and cheerleader for Livonia who is ready to get to work.