I was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico to parents from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mexico City, Mexico. My husband, three children and I have been in Dodge City for nearly two decades. My work experience has ranged from positions at the Boot Hill Casino and Resort, and the District Court system to my current post with USD 443’s ESL/Migrant Program.
Perhaps it was the fact that I had quite diverse childhood experiences living in Mexico City, Tijuana and San Diego, California, that have blessed me with the ability to speak, read, write and understand both English and Spanish. I know it was my parents’ dedication to making certain we had culturally rich childhood experiences that gave me a strong appreciation for performing arts. I loved having participated in Leadership Dodge in 2013 because I was able to see with depth of my home community. Volunteering is important to me. I am active at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and in projects where my family can participate.
I know that especially talented and/or cultivated people best understand and are involved in the Performing Arts and I’m looking forward to assisting with and participating in the Depot Theater’s expansion to be an inclusive and equitable community organization engaged with and featuring SWK’s population. I think I might have volunteered to translate future performances into Spanish, so I’ll look forward to meeting you by voice if not in person at the theater!