Is from Southern California, but is very happy to call NorCal home. She and her husband Dave are raising three sons, Oliver, Jasper & Cyrus. Violette went to undergrad at UCSD many years ago, and then more recently obtained her MBA and CPA. She has worked largely in the nonprofit environment (education and the arts) and will soon be starting an accounting service for not-for-profit organizations. She loves Mexican food and hiking. So give a shout out if you would ever like to enjoy either with her.
Veronica Blaustein – Secretary
The mother to four girls, Olivia, a first grader in Mrs. Damico’s class, Georgia, who will be starting Kindergarten in the 2013-2014 school year, Raquel, age 3, and Harper, 14 months. She has been happily married for ten years to her partner in chaos, Brent, who she met while attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. Prior to becoming a mom, Veronica worked in Education at a private high school in Santa Rosa, and in Marin helping low-income, and first generation high school students gain access to college. As a busy mother of four, Veronica spends much of her time volunteering in the community and has been an active on the board of the Petaluma Mothers’ Club for the past six years. Veronica is passionate about her life with her children and writes very candidly about her experiences on her blog, Adventures in Mommyhood, for Petaluma360.com. She also does some freelance writing for Petaluma Patch. Most recently, Veronica has launched a career in real estate with Coldwell Banker, Petaluma and is really enjoying her work, helping people to buy and sell homes. Veronica is excited to be the incoming PTA Secretary and looks forward to getting to know people, make new friends and being more involved in her children’s school.
Dana Mindling – Financial Secretary
Grew up in Mill Valley but I have lived in Petaluma for 10 years and love it. I am Mom to Leo (MCSCV class of 2011) and Tony (currently a kindergartner Carrie Caudle's class). I have a professional background in inventory and sales analysis, product and project management and lithography but have been enjoying being a stay at home mom since Tony was born. I enjoy gardening both at home and at our community garden beds, reading in the few moments each day allows, cooking and over-committing myself to whatever creative project catches my eye at the moment.
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