Since the opening of Val Vista Academy, I have managed the hilariously entertaining Kid’s Club program with full intentions to make this my second home for many years to come. I have many years of experience working with children of all ages (infants-14 YO), ran a few preschool programs in the past, and have been a paraprofessional in Kindergarten and First Grade at our sister school, Dobson Academy. The VVA staff, parents, and students here are the reasons I gush to all my friends about our school, and keep returning each year. Never have I been happier except when I am spending time with my crazy awesome son, Kai. He keeps me busy with crafting, sports, and learning activities. I am very family oriented and spend my free time with son, mom and brother. My favorite food is Spanish food and I crave Hatch Green Chile from New Mexico. I grew up in Albuquerque where most of my family still resides. I also work at Sal’s Gilbert Pizza for the past 7 years, best pizza in town! Beach Volleyball used to be my favorite past time, now it’s watching Trolls with my son. He and I quote the movie together while cuddling on the couch (so happy he’s a cuddly kid).