Being a mother has been one of her greatest joys. Her son, Kamm, also volunteers with BDP; participating in fundraising, parades and being part of the pageant committees. Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. She has a great love for animals and turns no one away that finds their way to her doorstep.
“Lending a hand for support, a shoulder to lean on or an ear for listening has always come natural. Volunteering is just an extension of these things. Butterfly Dreams has provided me with an incredible opportunity to learn, to grow and to serve within our communities.”
Kelli is a 19 year cancer survivor and has volunteered extensively with the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”.Kelli and her daughter, Sara, have over 8 years experience helping with Pageants for Individuals with Disabilities. In 2013, this mother/daughter team was recognized as “Volunteers of the Year”. Kelli and her daughter have worked with the Butterfly Dreams organization in various capacities since its inception in 2013.
Kallan Virgin – (Board Term 2016 – 2018) Kallan is currently serving from 20015 – 2017 term on the Board of Directors and her primary role is to advise on financial matters. She works as a senior accountant for a large corporation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kallan was born and raised in Southern Illinois and graduated from McKendree University in 2008 with a degree in Management and Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, crafting, reading and blogging about her travels.