My Personal Life

I was fortunate enough to have met Charles Klobe in 2001.  He has lived here since 1991. We had common interests and between the two of us, we had four boys to raise.  In 2005 I moved to Newport Beach; a city I had visited regularly from the time I was in elementary school.  Charles and I bought a cottage-like home in Newport Heights.  The charm and atmosphere of the neighborhood, the salty breeze from the ocean, and the nearby schools were just the kind of place we were looking for to raise our children who then attended Newport Heights Elementary, Ensign Intermediate, and Newport Harbor High School.

Early Years

My interest in government and the needs of people began as I grew up in Covina in a household dedicated to the community.  My father was an enthusiastic elementary school principal and my mother a full-time volunteer for the Girl Scouts.  I learned about the community through my family and Girl Scouts. I was active in Girl Scouts through Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors.  Scouting called for building leadership skills and in my senior year, I was President of the Senior Planning Board for the Spanish Trails Council.  Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.   I have been able to help in various capacities including mentoring Senior Girl Scouts in career-related activities for several years as my own career allowed.