First 5 Tulare County

Meet The Team

If you had to eat any three foods from your Thanksgiving table every day for the rest of your life, which items would you choose?

Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and stuffing.

Would you rather cook the entire Thanksgiving dinner by yourself or do all of the dishes alone afterward?

Definitely cook. Clean-up is the worst!

Would you rather kill the turkey eaten at Thanksgiving or let it live in your home for a week before Thanksgiving dinner?

Where's the gun?

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity that doesn’t involve eating or cooking?

Our annual family ping pong tournament. The trophy has evaded me the last couple of years and I want it back!

Would you rather have Thanksgiving at your house or at the White House with the President?

I'll choose my family over Joe Biden any day!

If you could start a new Thanksgiving tradition, what would it be?

Mandatory nap time.

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Executive Assistant

If you had to eat any three foods from your Thanksgiving table every day for the rest of your life, which items would you choose?

Tamales, posole, and pumpkin flan.

Would you rather cook the entire Thanksgiving dinner by yourself or do all of the dishes alone afterward?

I'd rather cook the entire meal. After dinner, I always need a nap!

Would you rather kill the turkey eaten at Thanksgiving or let it live in your home for a week before Thanksgiving dinner?

As long as I'm not the one to personally kill the turkey, it can live for as long as it wants at my house. If I have to kill it, we can skip eating turkey.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity that doesn’t involve eating or cooking?

Online shopping and loteria with the family.

Would you rather have Thanksgiving at your house or at the White House with the President?

My house.

If you could start a new Thanksgiving tradition, what would it be?

A progressive dinner. It is simply a party where each course is eaten at a different host's house on the same evening. In other words, the guests progress from house to house. I would love to start something like this for a Friendsgiving.

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Program Officer

If you had to eat any three foods from your Thanksgiving table every day for the rest of your life, which items would you choose?

Ham, mashed potatoes/gravy, and all the desserts.

Would you rather cook the entire Thanksgiving dinner by yourself or do all of the dishes alone afterward?

Cook all day. Party all night.

Would you rather kill the turkey eaten at Thanksgiving or let it live in your home for a week before Thanksgiving dinner?

Sorry, Mr. Butterball. Not staying in my house.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity that doesn’t involve eating or cooking?

Yelling at the football games.

Would you rather have Thanksgiving at your house or at the White House with the President?

I think I'll just stay home with Mr. Butterball.

If you could start a new Thanksgiving tradition, what would it be?

Anyone who shows up late or doesn't cook something does all the cleaning.

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Executive Director

If you had to eat any three foods from your Thanksgiving table every day for the rest of your life, which items would you choose?

Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Turkey

Would you rather cook the entire Thanksgiving dinner by yourself or do all of the dishes alone afterward?

I’m always the cook…Duh!

Would you rather kill the turkey eaten at Thanksgiving or let it live in your home for a week before Thanksgiving dinner?

I’ll be hosting the feathered friend in my guest room!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity that doesn’t involve eating or cooking?

Listening to the stories about what everyone is thankful for.

Would you rather have Thanksgiving at your house or at the White House with the President?

Most definitely my house. 

If you could start a new Thanksgiving tradition, what would it be?

A homemade Christmas ornament exchange would be fun to do every year.

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Finance Manager

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Chief Program Officer

If you had to eat any three foods from your Thanksgiving table every day for the rest of your life, which items would you choose?

Easy... Turkey, mashed potatoes, and a pumpkin roll!

Would you rather cook the entire Thanksgiving dinner by yourself or do all of the dishes alone afterward?

Cook the entire meal myself.

Would you rather kill the turkey eaten at Thanksgiving or let it live in your home for a week before Thanksgiving dinner?

I wouldn't be able to do either.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity that doesn’t involve eating or cooking?

Being with my family and watching the Thanksgiving parade.

Would you rather have Thanksgiving at your house or at the White House with the President?

At my house.

If you could start a new Thanksgiving tradition, what would it be?

Hosting my family every year

(we are starting this year)