As a volunteer since 2012 and a Board member since 2014, JUST has been an important part of my life. I am fortunate to be part of this incredible organization which has been a true gift that keeps on giving. Currently, as a volunteer, I conduct Catholic Worship, which includes mentorship and life skills, to the male inmates once a week. I became the President of the Board in 2019 and am proud to lead a group of talented, smart and faithful Members.
Starting an apparel marketing distribution company and growing it into a successful business, supporting one of the largest retailers in the country, has given me the opportunity to apply these skillsets to help advance JUST. I created the first of its kind high school brand licensing program and leveraged that, at retail, to generate additional funds for the schools and I also patented a consumer product that was available at a national retailer. With over 20 years experience of growing my company, I bring practical business knowledge of marketing, strategy, operation and talent development.
My family of six enjoys living in DuPage County and we appreciate all the gifts that this area provides. We are parishioners of Saint Michael Catholic Church and are involved with parish activities. In 2017, I was elected to a four-year term as a Board Commissioner to the Wheaton Park District. I also serve as an Election Judge.
Working with the inmates to help them become a better version of themselves, has been an incredible blessing in my life and has, in return, helped me to become a better person.