I grew up half of my life in Jacksonville, Florida, and the other half in Northern Virginia.
My dad is a retired Navy Captain and he and my mom give me hope for the world because they share true love. I had a typical childhood, but suffered severe bullying. For years, I hated myself and I believed everything they said about me. Those deep wounds, now scars, made me the resilient person you see today. To those bullies, I want to say, “Thank you.” You taught me compassion and you made me so incredibly strong.
I graduated from George Mason University, with honors, in criminal justice. Despite my strong performance in school, I was one of those millennials who could not find a job. So, I started walking dogs for money. After months of picking up dog’s droppings — and I will say there is no shame in an honest day’s labor — I saw my friends posting about their careers on Facebook.
Determined not to be a failure, I applied to a temp agency.. For the next year, I worked for Alexandria City Public Schools and was eventually hired full-time by ACPS. In 2012, President Obama was re-elected and the rest is history.
I am a dog walker turned Republican activist, who is on a mission to re-elect President Trump in 2020.