Company Blended Family Foundation

Phone 785.230.9563


I love to laugh, I love helping people overcome adversity. Music(live, in particular), silence and the beach are my self-care resources. We came to Lakeland because my husband kept his promise that once we retired as deputy or police chief, he would bring me “home”, so here we are!
The foundation exists as a way to honor our son, Kalen, who was killed on Monday, May 2, 2016, while crossing the street to catch his school bus. 90 days later our grassroots project, Kalen Kares, providing shoes & socks to kids in crisis via Polk County Schools has blossomed into so much more than that initial project. Today, my husband and I provide Blended Family courses via Blended Family University. We just completed our first 3-week session with 11 paid participants! We have coached families and spoken to nearly 100 schools and organizations regarding BLENDED Families and our mission as The Blended Family Foundation.