Mandi was born and raised in the Golden Heart City of Alaska. She is a wife and mother. Mandi was in the Early Childhood field for 12 years and loved her work. Mandi’s son is 8 years old and graduated from the ACCA ILP Program. She and her family are grateful for ACCA, and how they helped her family and support the transition to the school district and community resources to continue to support his development. Mandi joined the ACCA Board of Directors to continue to advocate for early intervention in the community and support local families and children. As a parent she can understand the heartache it may cause but the joy that comes when small milestones are achieved.