I am a mother of 6 children. 5 girls and 1 boy. My husband and I met in Fire school in 2003 and he has now been a Johnson County Firefighter for 16 years. I am a stay-at-home mom and I own my own photography business.
Our family had a house fire and it was a total loss. It was the hardest thing that we have ever had to go through. The chaos, uncertainty, and the loss were all extremely heartbreaking. We know firsthand how difficult life becomes when you’re dealing with a tragedy. Where do you even begin when you have lost your entire home and your family vehicle within a few short minutes? We instantly felt lost. We didn’t even have any clothes, shoes, personal belongings, or any basic necessities. We needed a lot of help and we needed it immediately. It would have been extremely reassuring to have had guidance and someone to help with resources, which is why I am so honored to be the On-Site Coordinator with such a wonderful team! I have always had such a huge yearning to help others and what better way to pay it forward than to join this wonderful not-for-profit. I am thankful to be able to help the families in our community.