I believe the best way to get to know someone is to know what they value, what they support and what they prioritize.
Here’s me in full transparency…
What I Value
Clarity of these five values is the result of working with Brant Menswar, author of Black Sheep. Brant refers to these as your Flock of Five which are your non-negotiable personal core values.
Acceptance- Everyone deserves to be seen. That means EVERYONE.
Gratitude- See the beauty that is all around us and don’t take it for granted.
Relationships- Not just my own but connecting others.
Impact- Step out from the shadows, create an impact and take responsibility.
Trust- When it looks like life is falling apart, trust it’s coming together for something bigger than I can imagine.
What I Support
Organizations I support financially, with membership, and encourage others to support for their benefit and the benefit of others.
Campaign Zero End police brutality. I know there are many terrific police officers. It’s a profession that cannot afford a single “bad apple” and needs to be held to a standard of perfection.
Greyston Bakery My go-to for gift-giving, Greyston Bakery makes the most delicious brownies with an open hiring policy. They give formerly incarcerated individuals and others a second chance. They make the brownies for Ben & Jerry's ice-cream and Delta Airlines.
Family and Children’s Agency It is through this agency I adopted my son
Joe Biden Campaign I vote for competence AND character
National Association for the Self-Employed To support legislation that will improve the businesses and lives of the self-employed
GLAAD Working to accelerate acceptance of all members in the LGBTQ community
The Alliance No longer active but here’s the book that started it all. I was a founding member of the first ever national non-profit against the expansion of improperly founded Native American casinos. It wasn’t against Native Americans. It was against the fraudulent activity that created some of the world’s largest casinos with no aid going to legitimate Native American reservations.
What I Prioritize
My three kids
My life partner
My fur baby
Morning Chai Tea