Veronica has been a resident of Douglas County since arriving in Colorado 8 years ago. She started working in Colorado as a Spanish Interpreter for medical and forensic cases. This established a foundation in bridging language gaps and ensuring effective communication in diverse communities. That’s when her life of compassion and dedication and her journey in advocating for the vulnerable began. After a few years Veronica started working for a long-term care facility, working closely with patients facing the challenges of dementia and schizophrenia. She worked in The Life Engagement office which collaborated with social services and the activities program. She then transitioned and advanced as a Director for Activities. This is where she found her true calling and allowed her to provide vital support to those in need. Her patience, creativity, and empathy brought joy and comfort to their lives. Today Veronica continues her optimism and truly believes there is good in this world. As a COPG guardian, she is now advocating for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. Her role ensures that vulnerable members of society receive the care, attention, and protection they deserve. Veronica is a mother of four and a grandmother of five. She also has a support animal named Archie that accompanies her just about anywhere. With her spare time, she is currently teaching herself how to play the acoustic guitar and loves to create her own jewelry. She spends most of her time with her family outdoors and visiting new parks and lakes here in the beautiful state of Colorado. If she is not hiking, cycling, or riding dirt bikes, she is enjoying Archie’s favorite sports which are paddle boarding and swimming.