I am privileged to be a member of the Manadoob team and use my legal training to serve as the “Manadoob Protector”. Over the last few years, I have watched my sister June use her enormous powers of creativity and storytelling to create the Manadoob concept, flesh out the Manadoob characters, and create the first of many compelling stories that speak to the fundamental issues faced by children around the world. As a mother to a 20 year old daughter, my hope is that kids and their parents share these stories, and use the lessons embodied in them to develop a dialogue about the best ways to handle the tough times. Communication is the key and the Manadoob provide the tools.
For the last ten years, I have served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of a public company that provides global consulting, engineering and technical services. For the previous 23 years, I was a corporate and securities attorney with private law firms in Los Angeles, and counseled numerous start-up companies in various fields. I am pleased to use that experience to help shape the growth of the Manadoob enterprise so that it can be shared with as many people as possible throughout the world.
I have always been interested in children’s education issues, and the relationship between people and their pets. For many years, I served as a “school adopter”, under a program run by the Los Angeles Unified School District. I also advise organizations that foster kids’ education through digital filmmaking programs, and classic literature, music and theater programs. I have learned first hand that the bonds we form with our pets will enhance our lives forever. The Manadoob help us understand and appreciate the significance and impact of these bonds on our daily lives.