My platform is all about helping children and their families who are living in hospitals long term due to illness and disease. I volunteer regularly for The Children's Miracle Network at Seattle Children's Hospital and I am a member of the hospital guild that produces the annual "Festival of Trees" event in Seattle. I am also in the process of creating a group that will go into hospitals and entertain children comprised of people involved in my local pageant community. My other passion is to educate people about addiction in all forms and how it affects individuals and families. I am an active volunteer for an organization called, "Victoria's Voice" that focuses on ending the problem with prescription drugs.
I am a writer for Pageant Planet and a work at home Mom, as well as a small business owner. I own a custom cake design business called, "Goody Goody Cakes & Cookies" https://www.facebook.com/goodygoodybakery/
University of Alaska -Juneau, Alaska
I started competing in pageants because I was watching a local Seattle talk show one afternoon and the guest was a contestant in the upcoming Mrs. Washington America pageant. She talked about having MS and her struggles with it and how she learned to walk again. I did not know that there were pageants for married women at all, so I was pretty shocked. And, her story and her commitment were so moving to me that I told my husband that we were going to go to this pageant and we did. She actually ended up winning that year and it just blew me away. I was so emotional about it because I did not know that pageant girls were people just like me who had real struggles and challenges and that you could use those things in pageantry to help others. My husband leaned over to me and said, "You can do this!". Well, I planned to get involved in pageants right then, but my hubby and I were newly married and trying to have children. We did end up having our first son but he had significant medical issues and had to live at the hospital for his first 8 months of life. Then when he did come home, we needed 16 hours of in home nursing to take care of him. I had to put pageantry on the back burner and focus on taking care of my son and that is what I did for year. in 2016, he finally stabilized enough that I knew I could take on a pageant commitment. So, I entered the Mrs. WA America pageant that year. I have been in the pageant twice, and took 2018 off. I am now back in the pageant and focusing on my platform helping sick children in hospitals as well as their families.
I met my husband on eharmony.com! My birthday is April Fool's Day!