My husband Daniel and I met while working at the Livonia Civic Center Library 16 years ago. We have two young boys we're raising in Livonia because it's where we ere raised and it's nice to be close to grandparents.
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 attended school at Hayes, Riley, Churchill and the University of Michigan-Dearborn and I always graduated with honors.
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.
I currently run the daily operations for LittleGuide Detroit, the most popular online resource for families looking for activities and events across southeast Michigan.
I have experience working for the City of Livonia as a former library employee and currently as a City Commissioner, appointed by Mayors Dennis Wright and Maureen Miller Brosnan. 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 am passionate about community service and the importance of sustainable living. In recent months I was able to get Midtown Composting to expand its service area to offer curbside compost collection in Livonia and collected nearly 1,000lbs of hazardous waste from residents to have recycled.
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.