I am a retired Navy veteran and healthcare executive with twenty-seven years of active duty military service, wife and mother, and soon to be grandmother based in Northern Virginia. Teaching and helping young people to be the best they can be has always been a passion. During my naval career I had the honor of serving as an instructor, leader and mentor to many young sailors and I am an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. I had always dreamt of writing stories that could make an impact on the lives of young people. To that end, I have decided to write children’s stories.
As a professional and as a parent I have seen and experienced first-hand the issues of discrimination, intolerance and lack of respect for others. As a society we have made great strides but there is still so much work to be done. I do believe that we can all play a small part to help society make more progress and advances in these areas, I choose to write books that are focused on bringing heart-warming stories with positive messages to children that can impact their lives. I am so happy to have you with me on this journey.
Special thanks to my husband Robert Jaeger, also a veteran, and my three children Robert, Chris and Nicole for their love and support as I embark on this new journey. Thanks to my dear mother Valerie Reid, a true family matriarch, at eighty-five she inspires me to be resilient and to never give up. Thanks to my brothers Wayne and Dale Reid, and my daughter-in-law Nicole for their staunch support. I have two grand dogs – Shane and Pappi and a new grandchild on the way, they bring us so much joy and inspiration!. Special thanks to my grand dogs Lenox, Bailey and Brandy who have passed away but will forever remain in our hearts.
Master’s Degree, Healthcare Administration, The George Washington University
Bachelor’s Degree, Healthcare Management, Southern Illinois University
Associates Degree, Liberal Arts, University of Maryland
Master Certificates, Human Resources and Project Management, Villanova University