Getting to Know You
Getting to Know You: LaDonna Kay
Name – LaDonna Kay State – North Carolina Family – I have been married for 10 years, my husband is a Master Deputy with Wake County Sheriffs Office. We have a beautiful 5 year old little girl named Mackenzie Layne. Interests or hobbies – I am a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan….. and I do mean HUGE. We are highly superstitious, we have to wear the same clothes, sit in the same seats, high five in a certain order… all of it! We have a Steelers room and we have and WILL keep newbies out because they are bad luck. Read More
Getting to Know You: Melisa Cross
Name – Melisa Cross
State – Oklahoma
Family – Husband Lloyd (Butch) Cross, 4 boys….Oh yes, I am highly outnumbered! My oldest is Matthias, the twins, Tristan and Brenden, and my youngest Jeremiah
Interests or hobbies – Our family loves Renaissance Festivals and we attend OKRF in Muskogee, OK every May. We are also Halloween fanatics and go all out decorating our yard every year, to the point of people asking how much it costs to enter the haunted house. I also cross stitch and do other crafty things. I love photography. to read and have more books than bookshelf space. I also like to do puzzles.
Talents – I sing and was offered a recording contract when I was about 12. I can’t thank my mother enough for saying no.
Occupation – For most of the year, I am a stay at home mom, however, during June through the first part of July you will find me at the Castle of Muskogee, working fireworks. Read More
Getting to Know You: Rose Winick
Since Rose is the founder of our organization, we are featuring her on this page for the whole month of July! We asked Rose to give us a little history of how she started Wives Behind The Badge and this is what she told us: "I started Wives Behind the Badge after a smaller group I joined shut down. A handful of girls (some of them still members/staff to this day) from the other group started a Yahoo group to keep the support going. After a while WBTB was born. After reading a post where a member was looking to find equipment for her husband we were called into action to find other ways to help our LE community. He was an officer in a small department and they did not supply officers with equipment. She was looking specifically for a ballistics vest. This prompted us to look into other ways of helping our LE community, which is why we became non-profit. " Read More
Getting to Know You: Jessie Le Boeuf
Name – Jessie Le Boeuf State – New Mexico Family – My hubby is Ronald. We have been together for almost 29 years. We have 3 children and 5 beautiful grand daughters Interests or hobbies – I love working as the WBTB Administrator, I’ve always enjoyed computer programing, and working with PSP editing graphics. That helps me relax. We recently bought a Harley so we enjoy going for rides every chance that we get. Talents – Not so sure on Talents! Occupation – When I’m not working on the WBTB forums. I work my part time job as a Retail Sales Rep for various companies. My dream vacation would be… taking my family to Disney World! I’d love that and so would they! Read More
Getting to Know You: Megan Flick
Name – Megan Marie Flick State – California Family - Husband Wayne (8 years in November), kids- Gavin, 6, and Grady, 4. Interests/hobbies- photography, paper crafts, reading, working out Talents – I give the best hugs (according to my 6 year old). My dream vacation would be … somewhere warm and tropical. With expensive sheets on the bed. I would love to go to the south pacific- Fiji, Tahiti. That AWESOME resort in Bora Bora with the cabins on stilts… My super power is … Im SuperMom! Able to keep 2 small boys in line (mostly), Keep a large white couch clean, and manage a LEO household pretty successfully. I think I share my super power with a bunch of amazing ladies around here! Read More
Getting to Know You: Shealean Edwards-Cullum
Name – Shealean Edwards-Cullum State – Illinois Family – Husband Wayne, Kelby 22, and Kelsy Lea 20 Interests or hobbies – 4-wheelin, Jeepin and Reading Talents – Painting Occupation – 911 Dispatcher/States Attn. Asst. My dream vacation would be … 4-wheelin in the Rocky's My super power is … Intuition. Im very good at reading people. Something you can do better than your spouse/significant other… Spelling and Math My greatest achievement has been… Raising Beautiful Children Something that no one knows about me is … I hate feet. If my family knew, they would torture me. My favorite food is … Anything with Ranch and Cheese The 3 things I would want if I was stranded on a desert island are … My Children, DH and My Kindle. My secret crush is … Matt Dillion. He was sooo awesome in The Outsiders!
Getting to Know You: Miranda Dabbs
Name – Miranda Dabbs
State – California
Family (spouse, kids) – My hubby is Chris. We are going to be celebrating our 3 year anniversary May 16th! We don't have any kiddos yet (we might start trying this July!!) but we have three fur-babies-two cats (Jynx and Daisy) and one dog (Toby)!
Interests or hobbies – I love anything outside-hiking, camping, disc golf, tennis, or even just going for a walk. My mother in law gave me a sewing machine for Christmas so I've been teaching myself how to sew over the last couple months and it has turned into a little bit of a hobby! I'm still a beginner and get frustrated easily with that machine, but it's pretty fun! Read More
Getting to Know You: Parker Sanchez
Name – Parker Sanchez State – New Jersey Family – My husband of 7 years is Pablo Sanchez (Sergeant, Warren County Sheriff’s Department – Division of Corrections). We have an English bulldog named Folsom who was Mr. December in the 2011 WBTB Puppies Behind the Badge calendar. Interests or hobbies – I have a B.A. in American Studies and a M.A. in American History, and I love reading historical non-fiction and fiction and watching historical documentaries. Pablo and I enjoy target shooting (handgun and rifle) at our local sportsmen’s club and playing Spanish card games like Escoba and Chichon. I love watching and competing in pageants (I was Mrs. New Jersey 2008). Read More
Getting to Know You: Kathy Everman
Name – Kathy Everman State – Indiana Family – Husband David, Victoria (14), Vanessa (9) Interests or hobbies – I collect angels. I like to cook and bake. I also enjoy being creative, and making personalize gifts for friends and family. Talents – Cooking/baking, candlewicking/embroidering, and/or anything I can be creative with Occupation – Secretary at Decatur Central High School My dream vacation would be … To go back to the Florida Keys with David, for at least a week instead of just a weekend this time. Or to visit Australia. My super power is … helping others. Something you can do better than your spouse/significant other … Nothing, really. We each have our own strengths and weaknesses. My greatest achievement has been … My marriage and children. Something that no one knows about me is … I’m left handed. My favorite food is … Seafood, Italian food, Sweets The 3 things I would want if I was stranded on a desert island are … David, Victoria, and Vanessa My secret crush is … I really don’t have one.
Getting to Know You: Amanda Shoemaker
Name: Amanda Shoemaker State: Montana Family: No kids yet, just me and my wonderful husband, a cat and a dog. Interests or hobbies: Writing, reading, running, being lazy with my DH Talents: Writing and talking….yep that's about it. Occupation: Marketing My dream vacation would be … somewhere warm and deserted with my DH My super power is …my DH says I could talk someone to death….like that's a bad thing Something you can do better than your spouse/significant other …Communicate….he's the strong silent type… My greatest achievement has been … I don't feel like I have too many yet, I got a couple of bachelors degrees in 3 years so that was an accomplishment…I guess I would honestly say my only real tangible accomplishment is my marriage….we have a strong, committed, amazing relationship…it hasn't been easy but it is so very worth it. Read More
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