Involvement in the community is important to me. I am especially interested in organizations that prioritize the empowerment of girls and promote physical fitness in children. Here are some community groups that I have a direct role in effecting the lives of tomorrow’s leaders.

Inspiring girls of all ages is important to me. And, I enjoy running. That’s why serving as a Board member for Girls on the Run is the perfect space for me. GOTR supports building social, emotional and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life.

Girl Scouts is an organization that brings girls together from all walks of life to discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. I am a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (Hampton Roads, VA). I enjoy spending time with the girls in my troop, teaching them new skills and… selling Girl Scout cookies of course! Although I was not a Girl Scout growing up (though I wish I were), I recognize this organization as a pivotal piece of my daughters’ childhoods.

West Kempsville Youth Athletics (WKYA) was created and organized to provide age-appropriate recreational sports to children living in and around West Kempsville. I grew up in West Kempsville and now that I have children of my own, I look to WKYA to help teach and develop their athletic ability. I am currently the cheerleading coordinator. If you’re interested in signing your child up for a sport, consider WKYA.

The PTA, or Parent Teacher Association, is an organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school, and promote the educational success of our children. I am the PTA President at my daughter’s school and consider it a privilege to take part in her education at home and at school.