I was raised in New Mexico and grew up in a family business of home construction. My favorite duties in the business included selecting cabinets, flooring, and fixtures to finish homes built by my father, a general contractor. Upon graduation from New Mexico State University, I worked as an engineer in Juarez, Mexico. Because I was raised in a bilingual household, my experience working in a maquiladora further honed my fluency in Spanish.
When I think about my childhood years, I consider my parents as my heroes. They raised four kids with such love. If times were hard, we never knew. They instilled hard work and confidence into each of us.
Now I have a family of my own. I moved to the Central Coast 12 years ago with my husband and two daughters. The youngest daughter is 15 years old and deals with autism and epilepsy. One of my major life goals is to care for her well. She currently participates in Special Olympics. I want her to have a full and happy life both while I am here and after I am gone. Because of my daughter, I would like to be an advocate for those with special needs if I didn’t work in real estate. It is important for everyone to know that being different from others does not make you any less.
Someday I would love to travel–particularly to Alaska and Italy. For fun, I enjoy riding my bike and spending time with our dogs.