I am a 24 year resident of Folsom and a life member of the VFW Auxillary. I’m married to Don, a former VFW Commander. We have two adult children, Melissa, an Auxillary member and Brett, a VFW member. I became passionate about supporting and strengthening military families after my husband’s first deployment to Desert Storm. Five more deployments later (including my son’s) I have the same interest in educating and enriching the lives of military families and those that support them. Within the National Guard family readiness program, I have been an organizational leader at the unit, regional, state and national level. Academically, I hold a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a Master’s degree in both preschool administration and child life therapy (working with hospitalized children). I love our community and look forward to supporting the efforts of the members of the VFW Auxillary.