“Oh but the irony, broken people are not fragile” – Clinton Sammy Jr.
I am someone who has always found and seen strength in those who fight the toughest battles, which is why Mosaics of Mercy’s message immediately resonated with me! At 22 living in Barcelona, I got a tattoo for memories (oh to be young) that loosely translated to “love the lost ones” – and I had no idea how much of a theme that would become in my life. I have time and time again seen the need for this organization in our community to help those who don’t know where to start or who to turn to. I am so honored to be part of the team bridging the gap in Montgomery County!
I am a lifelong athlete & artist mix – always a contradiction. A born and raised Texan, I left to swim on a full athletic scholarship at Western Kentucky University. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design & BA in Printmaking. Packed everything up and went to South Florida to become a beach bum. I was succeeding at that goal until I started working as a designer full-time for an online stationery company, coaching swimming part-time as SOFLO Aquatic Club and getting my Masters in Athletic Administration & Coaching in my spare time. Nephews and a practicum brought me back to Texas for a short stint coaching at Southwestern University before I moved to The Woodlands to start the first competitive swim team at VillaSport Athletic Club. I held several coaching & admin roles at VillaSport & The Woodlands Swim Team before a post-covid trip into the pool supply & repair world.
I am so thankful to now be combining my administrative, communication and graphic design skills to serve this community in a role outside the pool. At home I am wife to Sam – a personal trainer & bodybuilder – and mom to three boys – Samuel, Steele & a pup named Shelby. We love the gym & the water – if we are not at one of those places…check the mountains!