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 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.
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.