Meet our advocates
Advocates are the hands and feet of Carson's Village. Advocates provide assistance navigating all the tasks that have to be done when a person passes.
“Five years ago, I had a loss in my family. Without the support and love of my "village", I don't know how I would've made it through that season of my life.”
Angela became an Advocate because of her own experience with loss and seeing how significant supportive people can be during that season of life. She is passionate about helping people and deeply believes everyone needs a village to "do life with." She currently serves as an Administrative Assistant in the Intervention Services Department for Coppell ISD. Angela likes to read, write, visit museums, and listen to music. Her lovely family includes her husband, Reggie, and their three daughters and granddaughter.
"I became an advocate because of personal experience with loss and the passion I have for supporting others going through the same thing."
Bailey is a pediatric nurse with a background in acute care. She received her BSN from the University of Arkansas and enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy. She has a passion for helping people, and because of her own experience with loss, she desires to help, and walk with, people who are also experiencing loss.
“Connecting with families, providing them with caring support and invaluable resources is a humbling and amazing opportunity.”
Christie is a Spanish teacher at Coppell High School and is close to finishing her master’s degree in School Counseling. She loves spending time with friends, reading, traveling, and serving at church as well as hanging out with her two rescue pups, Niko and Lulu. Because of the deep losses she has experienced in her own life and her desire to be a part of the unique resources Carson’s Village offers families, Christie became an Advocate for Carson’s Village.
"On June 10, 2012, my father suddenly passed and I was 6 hours away from my Mom. Not only was I devastated, I was 7 months pregnant. My village packed my clothes, put me on a plane and helped with so many details of the following days. I know the importance of a village and can’t wait to pay it forward."
Erin is currently a Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage in Plano. Erin is an experienced Real Estate professional that has served the Dallas area for over 18 years. Erin has a passion for the Dallas community. She volunteers and has served on advisory boards for multiple non-profits. Erin is a member of Covenant Church of Carrollton. Erin is the proud Mom of William.
“If my experience and what I went through with my brother can help just one other person’s pain, then I know God has pointed me down a clear path to helping others deal with a similar loss."
Joe joined Carson's Village as an Advocate after losing his brother to suicide and, from that experience, he developed a desire to help people walk through grief. He currently serves as a General Manager at River Ranch Stockyards/Cowtown Concessions, Inc in the Ft. Worth Stockyards. He enjoys traveling, golf, country music and spending time with his wife, Sheri, and their three daughters, Lauren, Mallory, and Shannon.
“When someone loses a loved one there’s a numbness that person or family feels. Therefore, I feel compelled to advocate on their behalf to offer support.”
Reggie is a Territory Credit Manager at Crawford Electric Supply and enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, playing chess, listening to live jazz music, and experiencing new restaurants. He and his wife have three children, Bre'Auna, Chelsi, and Derrick, and a granddaughter, Ariah. Reggie's desire to help people when they are at a vulnerable point in their lives is what motivated him to become an Advocate for Carson's Village.