First 5 Tulare County

Meet The Team

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Executive Director

Holiday party host, or holiday party hopper?

I prefer to host a holiday party.  I love to entertain and the bonus is I have all the leftovers to enjoy and don’t have to cook for a couple of days 😊

What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal?

My favorite Thanksgiving meal is the traditional turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (real potatoes, not the instant stuff), candied yams, homemade mac and cheese, green bean casserole, baked beans, and pie, pie, pie!

Favorite Halloween movie?

I don’t have a favorite Halloween movie.  I’m not a scary movie person.  I prefer feel-good, comedy romance movies.

Favorite thing about fall?

My favorite thing about fall is the crisp morning air, the smell of cinnamon and spice, and the wonderful fall colors.  It is my favorite season.

Would you jump in a pile of dry leaves or would you worry what would be lurking in there?

I would definitely jump in a big pile of leaves.  In my childhood, my cousins and I would rake up the leaves in our grandparents' backyard into a giant pile and jump from the roof onto the pile.  But we never told grandma and there were no broken bones!

What is your most loved pumpkin-based food?

My most loved pumpkin-based food is pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.  Yum!

What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?

I have never heard a Christmas song that made me cringe. I love them all!

Real or fake Christmas tree?

​I enjoy the smell of a real Christmas tree, but after a day or two, it disturbs my allergies.  So I am an artificial tree gal.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.  I belly laugh every time I see it.

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Finance Manager

Holiday party host, or holiday party hopper?

Host

What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal? Mashed Potatoes and Gravy


Favorite Halloween movie?

Charlie Brown

 

Favorite thing about fall?

Cooler weather.

 

Would you jump in a pile of dry leaves or would you worry what would be lurking in there?

Never.  We have too many dogs.


What is your most loved pumpkin-based food? Pie, buried in whipped cream.


What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?

Santa Baby

 

Real or fake Christmas tree?

I prefer real ones.


What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Elf
 

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Chief Program Officer

Holiday party host, or holiday party hopper? Host. The more the merrier! 


What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal?

Stuffing smothered in gravy..... and salsa.

 

Favorite Halloween movie?

Practical Magic
 
Favorite thing about fall?

PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHAAAANG! 

 

Would you jump in a pile of dry leaves or would you worry what would be lurking in there?

Jump in the pile.


What is your most loved pumpkin-based food?

Pumpkin roll with extra cream cheese frosting for the win!


What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?

How dare you...! None of them make me cringe. It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

Real or fake Christmas tree?

I love real Christmas trees, but I am growing to love the ease of a fake tree.


What is your favorite Christmas movie?

It's a tie between A Christmas Story and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

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Executive Assistant

Holiday party host, or holiday party hopper?
I’m a helper hopper, meaning I will help you plan and decorate

What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal?
Traditional Turkey & Ham Dinner


Favorite Halloween movie?
Hocus Pocus is a must! I think I love more now as an adult than I did back in 1993!


Favorite thing about fall?
The colors, the smells, and cozy sweaters & scarves season

Would you jump in a pile of dry leaves or would you worry what would be lurking in there?
I’d definitely worry!

 

What is your most loved pumpkin-based food?
Homemade pumpkin bread

What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?
Heavy Metal Christmas songs… yes they are a thing

Real or fake Christmas tree?
Fake.  I like to put up my tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving and it comes down on the day after Epiphany Day so I need it to last for more than a month.  

What is your favorite Christmas movie?
The Polar Express has been a staple every year at my house, with Hot Cocoa included! 

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Program Officer

Holiday party host, or holiday party hopper?
Can I not be both? I'm just here to party.


What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal?

Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. Classic.

Favorite Halloween movie?

The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus

Favorite thing about fall?

Lower AC bill... and the beginning of the holiday season.

Would you jump in a pile of dry leaves or would you worry what would be lurking in there?

Roundoff to back handspring right into those leaves... If I knew how to do any of that.

What is your most loved pumpkin-based food?

My mother-in-law's homemade pumpkin bread, all day with every meal.

What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?

Santa Baby... please stop.

Real or fake Christmas tree?

No question or debate. Real and as tall as possible every year.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

You serious, Clark?



 

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