I was born and raised in La Mesa/Spring Valley and have lived in this area for most of my life. I am a former PTA President at Murdock Elementary and am currently a Vice President with the Mt. Helix Council of PTAs. I am a classroom volunteer and member of the La Mesa Spring Valley School District Budget Study Committee and Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. I am also a youth soccer coach and board member for La Mesa AYSO, and a volunteer with La Mesa National Little League. My blog posts may or may not be the opinions of those organizations, so I will always try to clarify if I am simply speaking my own opinions rather than conveying information.