Meet the Founder
My desire to help women struggling to find independence after surviving domestic abuse is personal. I have experienced the stress, trauma and anxiety associated with abuse. These experiences have had an enormous influence on my dedication to helping other women. I have overcome many obstacles to become the successful, confident woman I am today. I firmly believe every woman should be given opportunities to rise above their circumstances and have a safe and comfortable home for themselves and their children. My goal for Felicia‘s Donation Closet is to provide the basic necessities for women who are on a path to a new and hopeful future.
I have been motivated by a desire to help others from a young age. I am fortunate enough as an adult to be in a position where I am afforded the opportunity to give back in the ways I see most beneficial. My strong work ethic combined with my dedication to help others is why I choose to be involved in Felicia‘s great cause.
For the past decade I have had a passion for giving. As a small business owner since 2013, I have had the pleasure of serving people in my community and their pets. In 2017 I was a founding member of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats and I continue to preside as a board member. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. The combination of my education and experience has helped to shape my ability to be both a leading and supporting force in the advancement of human decency. I am honored to be a part of Felicia’s dream to empower women and their families struggling from domestic abuse.
I have been in the banking and mortgage industry for over 25 years mainly in the Dane County area. I have been an active volunteer in the past for Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, VetConnect, and most recently I have fed the homeless once a month thru The Friends of State Street & The Beacon for the last 6 years. My goal is to help define and balance organization directives and leadership from my extensive past experiences with volunteering to maximize productive partnerships by encouraging “a boots on ground” philosophy. I am proud to be a part of an organization that can help remove the stigma and secrecy of those suffering from domestic abuse and strengthens the community circle of support for women and children.
I have worked in the Verona Area School District for over 20 Years. Working with students makes you aware and understand how important a safe home is for a child’s well being. Without stability at home, many students tend to fall behind in academic and social development. Volunteering and giving to others has always been very important to me. Being a part of Felicia’s Donation Closet is a great opportunity for me to give back and help support women and children in the community, who are starting over with new goals of a positive life for their families.