Please introduce yourself to your neighbors.
I am the past executive director of the Pinellas Sheriff’s PAL program in Lealman; before that, I had the opportunity to serve Pinellas as a County Commissioner.
How many years have you lived in Lealman?
I worked in Lealman day to day for almost ten years. Before that, I made it a point to attend Lealman Community Association meetings starting in 2004 regularly.
What organizations are you involved in?
I’m involved in the Lealman Community Association, Lealman Community District Services, The JWB mid-county council, The Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce, The Moose Club, The Elks Club, and The Eagles. I also serve on the Lealman Events Committee.
What gets you out of bed every day?
I love to help people and make a positive impact on their lives. PAL allowed me to help many kids and their families. In Lealman, we have great partners!
What is one thing you’ve seen change for the better in Lealman in the last few years?
The Florida Dream Center was a game changer, the Adopt a Block program meant direct help to residents. Something we never saw before!
What’s next for you?
I am now serving our community as the Executive Director of the Pinellas County Housing Authority. We have 4 buildings in Lealman plus vouchers. I continue to be involved, just in a different way.