Meet the Plant City Team!
Juli was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area, but pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She also possesses a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. She joined the CBFRC Team with over 10 years of experience in customer service, as well as 6 years of involvement in procurement and contract management.
Paul (Hipolito) is a proud Texas native, but has lived in California, Colorado, Indiana, and Ohio. He and his wife moved to Plant City in August 2021, but the fact that all six of their grandchildren are close by had nothing to do with their decision. He is our new Intake/Referral Specialist. Paul has had a dual career in ministry and social work, earning his master’s degree in Human Services/Marriage and Family Counseling. In addition to serving as a pastor he has been a music teacher, truancy officer, prevention educator, and social worker. Paul is excited about this opportunity to serve this awesome community.
¡Yo hablo español y tejano!
Biatris is originally from Texas and moved to the sunshine state about 20 years ago. She is a mother of 3 wonderful kids who are members of the Plant City CBFRC and enjoy coming to all the activities. Biatris is bilingual and has worked in several different fields, but her true passion is to serve the families in her community like she is able to do here at the CBFRC. ¡Yo hablo español!
Cynthia was born in Toledo, Ohio but was raised in Plant City, Florida and has been in the area for 20+ years. Cynthia loves to do as much for other people and her community as she can, which makes her a perfect fit for the Children's Board Family Resource Center in Plant City. As the Playologist, Cynthia plans a variety of quality programming for the Center's Pop Up Play: an incredibly fun, rotating exhibit space designed by the Glazer Children's Museum!
¡Yo hablo español!
Karen has lived in Plant City her entire life.
She graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and is a proud first-generation college graduate. Having been raised in a Hispanic household, Karen is bilingual and fluent in the Spanish language. Karen plans and implements many programs and unique activities at the CBFRC throughout the month and assists in planning great events for her community as well. She hopes to make a positive impact on children’s lives through her activities and to reinforce their education in creative, fun ways.
¡Yo hablo español!
Tamika was born and raised in Los Angeles, California before relocating to Florida with her daughter, Amor in 2012.
She considers herself a natural born helper and multihyphenated which allows her to focus her passions and skills to serve others. Tamika was impressed with the CBFRC's work in the community after touring the facility and decided to join our team as our part time Family Specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking new recipes, visiting new restaurants, binge watching tv shows with her family, or volunteering for her parent's non-profit organization.