After 17 years as a hairdresser, I retired from my career to focus full time on my true passions: my love of rescue pets, and helping my fellow humans. For the past 5 years, I served as a Director for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, and I am currently an Ambassador for the organization. I also manage a non-profit my husband and I started called The Foundation To Increase Awesome.
My first rescue pet was an orange tabby cat who followed me while walking home from a friend’s house when I was 5 years old. (It was the 70s. Apparently it was a safer time?) After two days of searching for his owner, we discovered they had moved away and left this cat behind. The cat had gone out in search of a new family, and we became that for him. I never thought to seek out the family to find out why they left him, I just saw this cat who wanted to be loved and have a home. It was hard to understand at such a young age why anyone would do this, which is why I decided to write Piggy and Pug, the book little-kid-me would have loved to read.
I currently live in Los Angeles with my husband, Wil, and our three rescue pets.
Here’s a little trailer to share my inspiration and the plot of Piggy and Pug!