~wife, mom, sister, friend, organizer, mentor, crafter, dog mom, chauffeur, philanthropist, previous HS teacher, athlete, coach, giver, prior sun worshiper, grammar nerd, designated driver, chocolate lover, Dr. Pepper drinker, fan of daisies + sunflowers, and a lifetime learner
~I'm a former high school teacher who also coached soccer and volleyball . I married into the Air Force and enjoyed 18 years as a military spouse before my husband retired in 2020. Our three kids are still at home, and they keep me busy. Throughout our 10 moves, my organizational skills and supportive community helped me survive. I love being busy.
~In 2003 I became an Independent Consultant for the skincare company Rodan + Fields. I am a shower face-washer turned skincare lover, and I'm proof that it’s never too late to benefit from using skincare. Being in direct sales has taught me a lot about helping others, and about using social media in marketing. While it seems to almost change daily, I enjoy the challenge.
~In 2020, I had a vision of helping make the world a better place by leading others to participate in positive experiences that would impact themselves and others. My philanthropic experience over the last 20 years has taught me a lot. I served on boards for 6+ military spouse organizations, volunteered at 2 military spouse-sponsored thrift stores, participated in many PTA organizations and roles, led 5 different Girl Scout troops, volunteer coached 3 youth soccer teams, developed and ran a weekly program for parents and preschoolers in my basement for over a year, served different roles at many parishes, organized 3 social neighborhood groups, and participated in many small non-profit activities. I just had to figure out HOW to make the world a better place.
~I want to see and create more good in our world. I believe in mankind and know there is more positive energy in the world than not.
~I want to reveal more beauty by showing others how to recognize and improve their confidence through self-belief and self-care. It is important how we see ourselves, but also how we see and appreciate others. Check out hurley's hangout FB page to read about beauty and confidence through self-care and support.
~Now in 2021, I am ready to focus on creating a membership of like-minded people who want to make the world a better place. I took courses for a year to learn how to bring my idea to life. It took time and money, but it really means a lot to me. If you are curious or interested, visit the Thoughtful Givers FB page to see its progress, and follow along the journey. Subscribe for news about Thoughtful Givers to be emailed straight to you here.