I have been married for 27 years to Roy Higgins, and we have two children, Nate and Marisa. I graduated from the University of Minnesota Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Corrections and Sociology. A native of Iowa, I relocated to Contra Costa County in 1987, and after living in four communities, I settled down in Oakley in 1999.
I worked as a counselor at Drake House in Pleasant Hill from 1988 to 2000, where I supervised adolescent girls. I continued my education, graduating from Contra Costa Community College’s nursing program and since 2004, I have been an orthopedic surgical nurse, currently with Kaiser Antioch.
I know how to work with a variety of people, often in challenging circumstances. I am a team player, and am willing to work together for the greater good. I am actively involved in the community through Relay For Life, Friends of Oakley and Operation Access. My crochet group donates gift items to local seniors each Christmas.
I have reached the point in my life where I can be a voice not just a bystander