My family, since as far back as I can go have always been in a cycle of poverty.
There were times that we would be staying in shelters, several shelters across Colorado.
I’ve lived in at least eight states, and then I’ve gone to about 17 different schools.
But I graduated high school from Regis Jesuit High School, and then I went to graduate from Creighton University in 2009.
When I was in high school, I was actually introduced to Regis through a program called Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado. And it’s an organization that’s for children who come from a disadvantaged environment and gives them an opportunity to excel in a more stable environment.
So I’m currently on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado. I also serve on the Board of Trustees for Regis Jesuit High School.
When I was in the program, it was always my goal that eventually I would on the board for both Regis and Boys Hope Girls Hope. Because they’ve done so much for me, I wanted to have the opportunity to give back to them, as well, not just the organization, but, more importantly, students like myself who came through the program.
I’m a Senior Specialist with our Partner Support Group at Charles Schwab. Our role is primarily to support the branches. I love the culture here, and I love that we have so many opportunities here to get involved in the organization, whether it’s through our ERGs or Play Resource groups, or do Volunteer Week, and, more importantly, I love that the clients love us. They really feel that we are trustworthy, that we are loyal, and that we’re there for them.
We do put the client first, and that’s very important to me.