Tammy Flakes considers her greatest calling to be that of a servant. She is a wife of 21 years, a mother to three amazing young adults, and a friend to many. She has a degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a masters degree in education. She recently published a book called Nuggets of Wisdom. It is her life's effort to make a difference in the lives of others. Her life's desire and focus is to see people receive the healing and wholeness that God has made available.
Paula Johnson, a resident of Moreno Valley for over a decade, has a heart for the Lord. She is newly married and a mother of two including her extended “God Sent” daughter. She is also a grandmother of three princesses. Paula has been employed in the transportation industry for over 30 years. Her background extends from HR to Dispatch Coordinator where she excels daily due to her intensive knowledge of the industry. Paula uses her passion of praise dancing to service in the ministry.
I am a professional with 32 years in Corporate America (AT&T). My background with AT&T includes: Project Manager, Training, Human Resources and Administration, Management & Call Center Management. I've also been blessed with four years as owner of Alpha Postal Service, an independent mailbox store with shipping, notary, livescan, mailboxes, and a variety of other services. I've earned an AA degree in Electronics & BS degree in Business Management. I am the proud parent of my son, my only child.
Rena M. Roberts is currently the Director of the Academic Resource Center at UC Riverside. She has been a higher education professional for 20 years. Throughout her career, she has worked with issues surrounding student success, student-athletes, and students majoring in the STEM disciplines. Rena brings with her a true passion for diversity and developing students holistically. Rena is dedicated to promoting and encouraging student success and strives to help students make the most of their college experience. Rena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations from the University of California, Riverside, a Master of Education from the University of Southern California, and is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University.
Myeisha Rander is an entrepreneur and caretaker. She currently attends Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, where she is studying business with an entrepreneurship concentration. She has a degree in business management. Myeisha believes in serving her community. She is the host of The Sister Circle where older and younger women come together to inspire each other.
"Praise God to whom all blessings flow."
Anita is a mother, grandmother, wife and sister. She is a proud Broker-Associate of 21 years, in the real estate industry. Her life belief is if you do what you love it is not work and she believes in the importance of giving back to her community. She has wide ranging leadership experience, including Co-Founding the SCV Burrito Bowl since 2010 and from 2017 to 2021 she was a part of the SRAR Governmental Affairs Committee. In 2018 she was President Women's Council of Realtors of SCV. Finally, 2021 she was a part of the SRAR Grievance Committee and the SRAR Equal Opportunity and Housing Committee. She continues to be a force and a leader in all the causes she commits to.
Lakrecia is the Principal at Victoriano Elementary School in the Val Verde Unified School District. Being a part of the development of children’s growth has always been a passion of hers and through Loving Me 1st she continues to make that possible.
Cheyenne Burton discovered entrepreneurship when she graduated from High School. From making lip gloss and body scrubs to crocheting clothing, Chey has found a love for working for herself. She is a freelance photographer and works with Loving Me 1st as a mentor to help build self-esteem in the girls she mentors. Cheyenne holds 2 degrees from Moreno Valley College, and she utilizes her education to grow and learn more everyday, and support mentees in the classroom as a girl's club mentor. Her creativity has sustained her in her entrepreneurship journey.
From control and abuse to owner of her own Real Estate Company CMB Realty Services and Kama Speaks, Inc. Kama founded Loving Me 1st to help others discover who they are
Kama has discovered that her passion is to help others pursue their passion despite their obstacles. In the 2015-16 School year, Kama started a Girls Club due to the numerous fights and issues that ran rampant among Black girls on campus. Loving Me 1st Girls Club has helped many girls build their self esteem by focusing on creating joy within themselves and detaching from any negative energy around them.
Kama obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Management in 2010, works as an adjunct professor teaching Real Estate courses, Broker-Owner of CMB Realty Services, Owner of Kama Speaks, and Proud mother of 3 children, Clifford, Cheyenne and Cristopher.
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