Born and raised in Southern California, Monica received her BA in Education and Music at University of San Diego and MA in Reading Instruction at UCSB. She has lived in Los Alamitos for the past twenty years with her husband D.J. Together they raised three wonderful children who now live at universities in three different states studying economics, engineering, and history/music. Monica loves reading, music, hiking and traveling.
Monica has worked in schools for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, music teacher, substitute, and reading specialist. She is currently a Home Hospital Instructor for the Los Alamitos Unified School District, working with students of all grade levels so that they may continue their studies while recovering from various health issues. Monica has a passion for all children and has volunteered to nurture and support their growth and development for many years. She has taken on many different roles in the Los Alamitos PTA, including acting as President, has led and developed children’s programs at St. Hedwig Church, was the LAHS Marching Band Booster President, and has been active with AYSO Soccer and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
The work done by The Youth Center has a special place in Monica’s heart. Her daughter Elaine helped launch the annual Night Among the Starts event and her daughter Annette helped start the Reading R.A.S.C.A.L.S. program as their Girl Scout Gold Awards. Monica looks forward to continuing to work with The Youth Center “transforming children’s lives one family at a time through collaborative social, educational and recreational programs”.
Born and raised in Southern California, William received his BA at UC, Riverside and loves to travel and cook. He and his incredible wife Kristly eloped in Queenstown, New Zealand and together they are raising an amazing two-year old son, Lincoln and two labs, Brodie and Carter.
William is the National Franchise Practice Leader at TriNet, developing product and HR solutions for Franchise Systems, serving Franchisors and multi-unit entities including, but not limited to: service brands, boutique health and fitness, beauty, mechanic and tire centers, mobile concepts, pet brands, quick service restaurants and grocery stores. As co-lead of the Asian Employee Resource Group at TriNet, his focus is on creating awareness of Asian culture throughout the company nationwide, instilling professional development and bolstering philanthropy.