I am Grateful For The People I Call My Team

I am Grateful For The People I Call My Team

Thanksgiving is next week and I have so much to be thankful for. These last 16 months have been challenging. Trying to keep things as normal as possible even though my world has been turned upside down. I have realized it’s not only how you react to what has happened to you but also who you surround yourself with. I have been blessed with an incredibly supportive family and some amazing long time friends and an exceptional child.

But I wanted to take a moment to single out 12 individuals that I have the pleasure of calling my team.


Last year after the Gala, our band posted on about the strength that our organization has shown. Not only did we suffer 1 big blow with the loss of the bus but the 2nd very big blow with the loss of Michael, and yet we kept going. Either one of those things would have devasted most people, but not us. Michael had a saying that he clung to “That which does not destroy us makes us stronger.” And that is so true.

I think back to all that we have been through and I don’t know of 1 person that would have blamed us had we decided to give up and quit but we knew that that was not what we were supposed to do. We have not only survived but we have thrived. I attribute our success to the 12 people that surround me on a regular basis. The 12 individuals that I am honored to call my team. My Executive team is amazing. Everyone that is on this team has been handpicked by Michael and myself. Each one of these individuals have stepped up and made it their mission to honor Michael and make this organization stronger than it has ever been. I am so very grateful that I am not alone. Our team is stronger than it has ever been. Trisha, Dan, Thad, Elissa, Julene, Amy, Pam, Ann, Aimee, Chris, Tammy and Tony are there when I need a hug, a hand or emotional support. They go along with every crazy idea I come up with and I come up with some pretty crazy ideas.

I am very grateful for their love and dedication to me, this organization and the women that we serve.

I love each of them with all my heart!!!!!!