Monika was born in Corpus Christi and grew up in Portland, just over the harbor bridge. She graduated from Gregory-Portland High School and attended Texas A&I University majoring in elementary education. She also attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi where she trained to be a dental assistant. “That’s where I developed my passion for dentistry,” Monika says.

“I started out as a dental assistant then moved to the front desk where I was trained to become the office manager. I’ve managed dental offices in Corpus Christi, New Braunfels and San Antonio. After fifteen years in the field of dentistry, I decided to try something new so I worked as an office manager for a local document shredding company for seven years.”

“After a year off to be with my ailing mother, I decided it was time to get back to work - which brings me to this job which I adore. The office staff, board members and neighbors have made me feel so welcome; it’s a delight to work here. My strong points are my organizational and communication skills, plus I think I always have a positive attitude which I hope spreads to others.”

“I have been married ten wonderful years to a great Christian man, David Moad. I’ve had a very blessed life. David and I are huge dog lovers, especially Boxers - we currently have two sweet baby girls, Franny and Stella. I enjoy spending time with my family – my parents and brother still live in Portland in the home where I grew up. I try to visit them often. I love traveling, especially to Las Vegas. I love gardening, going to concerts and eating good food. I’m also active in my church and a member of Saint Gerard’s Guild at Saint Pius X Catholic Church.”

Monika’s energy, enthusiasm and ready smile are a definite asset to the Association.