FOUNDER/PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: MARY GARCIA I am the founder of My Daughter's Dress. I grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School. I am a mother of five, a Navy veteran, and a part time dental hygienist. In my free time I love to sing karaoke and spend time with my family. My Daughter's Dress is an endeavor from the heart! I think everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way! My hopes and goals for this organization is that it will open doors for ones who are less fortunate and would not otherwise be able to attend their prom or homecoming or have the wedding of their dreams. I pour my blood sweat tears and heart entirely into this organization and I hope people see just how much it truly means to me! Everyone deserves that! Help me help others' dreams come true.
COURTNEY COPE: PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR I currently work in the marketing services inductry and have for the past 22 years. i have been married for 8 years to my amazing husband and have the best 2 1/2 year old boy. I enjoy spending time with my close friends and family and have a new found enjoyment for getting into shape.
LEANNA PRECUP: VICE PRESIDENT I am a mother to an amazing teenage young lady as well as two fur babies. My career in healthcare has spanned many years and has challenged me both mentally and emotionally. My specialty certifications are in trauma and forensics, which has taught me to think on my feet , always remember to be compassionate, to have a sense of humor and a grateful heart. I am third generation psoriatic arthritis and my daughter is fourth. We volunteer in many capacities for the arthritis foundation, including group facilitator, advocacy, fundraising, national juvenile arthritis convention planning committee, chicago local leadership board and JA camp nurse. I also volunteer and foster dogs for a local rescue. I enjoy cooking, baking, and attending my daughter's volleyball tournaments. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing organization.
KIM ROMMEN SECRETARY Hi! I’m Kim Rommen. After being home for months due to quarantine I began to search for a volunteer opportunity for me and my 15 year old daughter. I’m thrilled to have found My Daughter’s Dress Boutique! I live here in Aurora with my husband Jim and two kids Grace (15) and Gavin (14). In my former life I was a social worker, but since having kids I’ve had a home daycare. I find my greatest purpose when I’m helping people, which is why My Daughter’s Dress is a perfect fit for me! ◦