Who We Are
Meet Our Team
Co-Founder & Executive Director
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Matthew, for over 20 years; we have 5 children. I graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau and studied Children and Family Ministries at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. My family and I returned home to Lafayette over 8 years ago, after being in the great state of Texas for 12 years. We began our journey in foster care in 2015 and adopted our two youngest children in 2017. I am passionate about supporting those that care for children in our foster system. I also want to work hard to see reform in the foster system so that the most vulnerable in our society are cared for at the greatest capacity.
Likes: Chips and queso, brownies, laughing, the colors of fall (outside of South Louisiana), and sleeping.
Dislikes: Pickles and mustard, being late, socks- I really hate socks, complacency.
If you could choose any super power, what would it be? Multiplication. I would make multiple versions of myself to do all of the laundry and housework so that I could just play with my kids.
Born and raised in Lafayette, I’ve always had a love for Acadiana and felt a strong desire to give this community as much love and compassion as it’s given me. Over a decade in sales has allowed me the opportunity to meet so many new people and spread my love of giving across the state. Louisiana never ceases to amaze me and I’m so excited to be able to have this opportunity with Foster the Love. I believe in our mission and investing in our children and youth so they have a better chance for a stronger future. I’m blessed with a wonderful husband and two sweet fur babies.
Likes: Anything coconut flavored and the smell of rain.
Dislikes: Impatience and being barefoot.
If you could choose any superpower, what would it be? The ability to make sure every stray pet was warm, fed, and felt loved.
Secretary & Treasurer
I was born and raised in Lafayette, attended Acadiana High School, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting (2005) as well as a master’s in Business Administration (2008). In 2010, I earned my CPA license. I have a house full of boys – my husband, Chris; my two boys, Isaac and Brayden; and our dog, Einstein. I love being a mom and have always had a heart for foster care and adoption with a feeling like “my womb isn’t finished”. I’m so grateful to be able to give back to the foster program with Foster the Love LA.
Likes: Music, bacon, beaches, and margaritas.
Dislikes: Bell peppers, tomatoes, and gum.
If you could choose any super power, what would it be? The power to heal…. there’s so much sickness in the world! If I could magically heal and take away the pain, that would be amazing.
I am a Lafayette native, married for 13 years to my best friend, Robert, and mother to three beautiful children: Aiden, Amelia, and Abraham. I’m a graduate of UL with a Bachelors in Fine Art and am the Owner/Operator of a local interior design and construction firm. I love strange food, making things, and, more than anything, family. I have this deep and expanding heart towards fostering and am thrilled to contribute my strengths to the benefit of such a worthwhile mission.
Dislikes: Nuts in icecream, whining, and traffic.
If you could choose any super power, what would it be? I’d control time, there’s never enough.
Terrebonne Chapter Director
FTL Store Manager
Community Closet Manager
Co-Founder, Website Management