“The Dependent Unit was a place where kids went when their parents didn’t want them anymore, or when the courts deemed the children would be safer there until they could be placed into foster care or adopted. The now abandoned housing facility is located in front of Los Guilicos, Sonoma County’s Juvenile Hall, on Pythian Road on the outskirts of Santa Rosa heading towards Kenwood.”
Born and raised in northern California, Christina has made it her life work to be of service through accountability in her communities. Christina understands people, local businesses, and their needs. She connects all through humanistic marketing as she creates an awareness of a need. She believes a community has the conscious choice to contribute or find avenues that can. In addition, Christina serves on the Vacaville Community Services Commission appointed by the mayor, is acting President of the Optimist club of Solano County and owns a public relations and marketing company, Little Wing Connections. Christina volunteers her time to Solano County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education high school program and facilitates a monthly business networking luncheon based on accountability and contribution, keeping local business owners informed of any community needs. Christina has highly endorsed her local Chambers of Commerce’s throughout the years by serving as an Ambassador for the chambers that she has been a member of and in the 2013-2014 term, she was awarded the KI Jones Award by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce.
In 2014, Christina became a Facilitator for the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training on a quest to bring child sexual abuse prevention training’s to her community. Christina works with local non-profits, organizations, religious affiliations and legislation to deter predators from harming today’s youth.
Christina is the author of How Far Will I Run, A Memoir which focuses on how she has made a conscious choice to be an asset to society despite her childhood traumas. Her passion for running is in alignment for how she lives her life in a day to day environment. Creating a space to always go a little bit farther, accomplishing feats that were once thought to be unattainable, she appears to continually train for life’s marathon. Her book is her journey as a committed student of compassion and growth, who loves and serves to the best of her ability.