I am a native Californian, having been born and raised in the bay area. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1982, with a degree in marketing. I settled in Solano County, in Suisun, in 1986. I raised 2 boys there, and worked as a fundraising consultant for 12 years, doing fundraising in schools.
After staying home to be with my sons, and running a home day care business for a few years, I was approached by World Savings to come work for them as a loan officer. That started my path in the mortgage industry, which is where I stayed for 7 years. After World Savings, I was a loan officer at First Northern Bank, then the marketing rep at Liberty Title, until the day they closed in 2007.
After that, I took a much needed break. I was approached in early 2011 to help a non profit in Vallejo, called Milestones of Development, to help with marketing, fundraising, and event planning. Milestones is a residential and day program for adults with disabilities. I was ready to go back to work, and jumped at the opportunity. They only needed me part time, but the opportunity was great. In October of 2013, I left Milestones, and accepted a full time position at Solano Diversified Services, to do Business and Job Development with adults with disabilities. It is so fulfilling to place these adults in jobs. I feel honored, and so much pleasure to be working with these exceptional people. We are a non profit agency in Vallejo, and I have clients all over Solano County.
I am married to a wonderful, supportive man, Steve Arnold. I have 2 beautiful grown sons, and am truly blessed.