Hello, I'm Christina
I am incredibly humbled and honored to work for the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada as the Executive Director. I was first introduced to DSNNN after my nephew Sebastian was born in 2016. Prenatal bloodwork confirmed that Sebastian would have Down syndrome, and from that moment on, I committed myself to being a support for my sister and advocate for my nephew. I began volunteering on the Buddy Walk Committee in 2019 and joined the Board of Directors the following year. Working with so many amazing individuals with Down syndrome, as well as their friends and family, has inspired me to commit so much more than I ever imagined to this wonderful organization. I served on the Executive Board as the Secretary for one year, and when the Executive Director position became available, things just fell into place. I love using my experience and contacts to help our organization achieve its fullest potential. With a background in radio advertising and hospitality management, I have a diverse skillset that ranges from problem solving to event and promotion planning.
I am an avid seamstress, upholsterer and artist, and love to combine these passions into fun and interesting projects. I am also an active member of the Reno soccer community, and spend time volunteering for Top Soccer, a community-based soccer program designed to provide opportunities for all athletes with disabilities. Most importantly, I am a wife of 18 years and mom. My three year old son Jaco comes to work with me every day, and it brings so much joy to my heart that he is growing up in an environment built around inclusion and love.