A native of Kansas City, I grew up in the Brookside area, graduated from Southwest High and earned a BA degree from the University of Missouri. I am a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of seven with a long career in sales, marketing and public relations. As the contributing editor of the book, Kansas City’s Influential Women, published in 2010, I was inspired to make a career change and became a residential realtor. I am still active and licensed in Kansas and Missouri. Brian Anselmo and my son, Joey, played youth soccer for many years as our families traveled together cheering on our boys from one victory to another. I have been a member of the BMA Board of Directors since its inception, also competing in the Dine and Dance with the Stars event in 2010 and 2011. The mission of this organization, the Anselmo family and the people who selfishly serve that mission are forever in my heart.