Social Outreach


I am very committed to volunteer work and I have two groups, in particular, to which I devote my time and resources:

Wells Bring Hope: In January 2011, I had the privilege of joining a group of amazing individuals, including Wells Bring Hope founder, Barbara Goldberg, on a trip to Niger, Africa to document the tremendous progress being made by Wells Bring Hope in bringing safe water to the second poorest country in the world. What I experienced was life-changing, heart-breaking, joy-filled and humbling. After a week in Niger, I came home a changed person, committed to never taking for granted the abundance of blessings I had in my life, and to help bring awareness to the critical and fundamental crisis of the many people living (and dying) without safe water. I am now an Advisory Board Member to Wells Bring Hope, and in August 2013, I started my own Water Circle to both contribute to, and raise funds for a well.  In 2016, I was extremely pleased to successfully fund a well.

Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank: I volunteer weekly at Manna, bringing clients through the food bank and assisting them with the process. Founded in 1971 by a group of people who felt that no person should ever go hungry in the Conejo Valley, Manna has been providing food assistance and serves, on average, more than 1,400 people per month. With holiday distribution programs, Manna helps over 20,000 people each year in the area where I live.

Manna is not formally affiliated with any religious organization, nor is it federally funded in any way. In fact, more than 95% of the food Manna distributes each year is donated by organizations, businesses and individuals from the area where I live. I am tremendously proud of my work with Manna, and the special group of people committed to its survival.