Throughout life we are blessed to cross paths with wonderful, talented, giving people. Liz Raese is one of those people. I received a call from her and one of her extended business partners/friends about possibly attending the Black Diamond Council Girl Scouts event with guest speaker Jenna Bush Hager.
Many may know, but prior to Miss West Virginia, I worked for one year with the Bush administration and traveled with President and First Lady Laura Bush. During that time I never did get to actually meet Jenna or Barbara, so I jumped on the opportunity.
Jenna spoke openly about her experiences overseas and work with UNICEF. She related it to the encouragement of her parents to always be a person of service. Just like the Girls Scouts Black Diamond Council, Jenna and Barbara at a young age were using their talents to help serve others in need.
She was a wonderful speaker and not only was I able to enjoy the company of Liz Raese, but also a former Miss West Virginia and my boss, Executive Director of Miss WV, Leah Summers.