She loves spending time with her husband and family, traveling and exploring places she has never seen before. In fact, in September of 2017, Candice and Norman packed up and moved across the country to the Charlotte area and in 2018, they bought a home in Rock Hill, just across the border in South Carolina. In late 2019, they welcomed a baby girl to their family.
After serving for many years on the board, Candice has rejoined the GU team as Communications and Administration Manager in a remote capacity. She will travel to CA once or twice a year(and use technology outside of those visits) to stay connected with the work that still needs to be done.
Melany loves spending time with friends and family, especially outdoors. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, or going the beach during her time off.
Keith joined to partner and provide small businesses support in the challenging Covid19.
Keith is Dad to two adult daughters and recently married our Executive Director, Angie Ibarra Miller. In his free time, Keith spends time getting to know his bride and the beautiful community we serve, plays tennis and loves to sail when he can.
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Since 1986, Vera had taught thousands of children tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, salsa dancing, and yoga at local schools and community centers. She later expanded her programs to teaching science as well. In 1999, she began her role, and maintains her position today, as Assistant Professor of Dance and Kinesiology at Cañada College, and has been instrumental in creating community via her college salsa dancing and yoga courses. She holds a B.S. in Cell/Molecular Biology, an MPA, and an M.S. in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction. She holds Ayurveda and Yoga Certifications from the Deepak Chopra Center, and a Nutritional Consultant Certification from Global College of Nutritional Medicine.
Vera is committed to building interdependent communities. She is devoted to teaching individual and family body-mind wellness and spirituality. She wholeheartedly believes that a shared sense of community will reveal shared opportunities, encourage shared responsibilities, and fuel shared prosperity. Vera actively promotes both economic and environmental sustainability, while living life in the spirit of integrity, service, and FUN! Her ultimate goal is to teach individuals how to Be Happy, Get Healthy, and Feel Connected.