Tiffany Sanchez Spotlight

Occupation/Profession: Educator; stay at home mom

Family: Gon; Children: Cougar, Peter, Riggs, and Lily.

Interests / Hobbies:
 I love spending time with my husband and our children—watching their activities (hockey, football, volleyball and soccer), boating, skiing, hunting, fishing, or whatever adventure presents itself. I also like quiet time where I lose myself in a good book or try a new recipe for the family dinner.

Looking back on your life, who influenced you most and in what ways?
This is a really hard question for me to narrow down to one person!! My family moved a lot when I was younger, and when I was in 8th grade, my parents divorced and my mom, brother and I moved from Alabama to South Dakota. I think I was so very fortunate to have aunts, uncles and grandparents who were caring and present; family friends who stepped up and took active, supportive roles in my life; and teachers who encouraged and challenged me to aim high and never give up. My mom had to work a lot, but always had a smile and did her best—dragging us to church, making us go to practices/activities, forcing us to do our homework and chores. All of these people are instrumental to who I am today, and TOGETHER they showed me that EVERYONE we meet has something to offer another person—whether it’s giving of their time, showing their love, encouraging, or providing a sense of belonging…we all have a gift to GIVE to those we encounter.
Year your CACS Board Member term began: July 2016

What are your reasons for serving on the CACS Board of Directors: 
Mental health issues are universal—they know no boundaries and do not discriminate based on race, religion, or socioeconomic—they have touched each of us directly and/or indirectly at some point in our lives. I am proud to be part of an organization working to make our community a healthier place to live by providing a variety of necessary human services during all stages of life.
Describe your vision for CACS:

What would you like others in the community to know about CACS:
CACS employees are committed and caring professionals wanting to help clients develop and utilize strategies to be successful in their daily lives, relationships, and community. The services include family-based counseling, addiction services, foster care, psychiatric services, Teen Court, and the Capital Area Boys and Girls Club. CACS serves our community as well as many surrounding communities; if help is needed, don’t hesitate to give them a call!