I have lived in Wichita for over 20 years now and plan on living here for at least another 10. During that time I have been everything from a door-to-door salesperson, a mechanic, a medical biller, a maid, a software engineer, and a Scrum Product owner.

Along with all of these jobs, I have served on the board of 3 non-profits, became the president of one of those non-profits, and worked full-time at another.

I have 2 lovely children with my first husband, and even though we divorced, we gladly co-parent together. 5 years ago a met my now husband and his 2 children, and we have worked hard to build this family together.

All 6 of us have some sort of neurodivergence with all four of our kiddos identifying as non-binary, and myself identifying as genderqueer.

If all that wasn’t enough, we also have in our house 4 cats (2 Calicos, 1 polydactyl, and 1 airhead), 2 bearded dragons, 2 rats, 1 axolotl, 1 ball python, 1 corn snake, 1 uromastyx, and 1 leopard gecko. Along with an outdoor cat colony, we insure that all are fixed and well fed to help save the local wildlife.