Where did you grow up?
I grew up here in Moorpark, Class of 2003! It’s a great community, and it’s been a blessing.
I am married to my husband Brian. Brian is involved in film and works primarily as an assistant editor. He’s been enjoying using his skills at MPC involving himself with the tech team. My parents are local about 3/4 a mile away from me here in Moorpark. I have two sisters (Michelle and Kianna) and one brother (Erik), who will come to the church occasionally for holidays when they are in town. My dad retired, but he was an electrical engineer for NAVAIR at Point Mugu Naval Base. My sister and I followed his footsteps both eventually getting degrees in Mechanical Engineering and working for NAVSEA as federal employees. I currently work at Port Hueneme as an Air Defense Engineer. The navy has what they call “mission areas” they include air defense, surface warfare, mine warfare, expeditionary warfare, cyber warfare just to name a few. My job is to coordinate tests that involve the Air Defense or Air Warfare mission. I work on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class performing testing during what they call Combat Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT). I work with a test team and the ship’s crew to ensure a new LCS is ready to go after being built. We verify and validate that a ship’s combat weapons systems are able to be operated and maintained by ships force by doing a variety of test events. All new construction ships undergo a CSSQT before the ship goes on deployment.
How long have you been at MPC, and what’s your favorite experience at MPC?
I grew up in the church. My mom was a charter member and I was one of the early children baptized shortly after we got the land located in Peach Hill before construction even started. I even remember going to Chaparral Middle School and have memories of our junior high youth group being in a trailer/mobile unit before we constructed the amazing sanctuary and education wing there today. I have many memories of talent shows, mission trips to Mexico, trunk or treats, and other events at the church over the many years. I even remember serving as a deacon in junior high because they wanted some representation from the youth. I can’t say I have a favorite experience, but I love the people of MPC. It’s been amazing to watch how the church has grown and changed over the years.
One kind of ice cream.
My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough- I am spoiled now and actually have a brand preference of Ben and Jerry’s.
Favorite pair of shoes
Fall/Winter -Black boots, they go with everything and are super comfortable. Summer/Spring- Clarks Black/Tan Sandals also super comfortable and go with everything.
What’s your role and why do you like being a deacon?
I enjoy being a deacon because I feel like I am giving back just a little. I feel like being a deacon instantly connects you to other deacons past and present. It’s forced me to meet and get to know people in the church I may not have originally thought to reach out to or just may not have taken the time to talk to. It’s been great learning more about church operations and protocols. I enjoy it.