Carrie is the first to volunteer for any event or group in the Monterey Bay Officers' Spouses Club. She is personally responsible for thousands of dollars being fundraised for local scholarships and to top it all - she is a great mom and wife! Wish every spouse in the area were just like her.
I am a 31 year old Navy wife whom is originally from Ohio. My husband recently graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School earning his Master's in Applied Physics and we are about to PCS to DC once my husband completes his Engineering Duty Officer training. While here in Monterey we had our first child CJ, who is almost 2 years old now, and we have Baby Tilley 2nd Edition on the way.
Back in 2004, I graduated with my B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. I am currently working as an Engineer with Huntington Ingalls Industry previously known as Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
Besides work and my home life, I love to volunteer. Through the Monterey Bay Officer's Spouse club, I have been able to Coordinate 7 Bargain Fairs (raising ~$25K for scholarships and charities), baked meals for new moms, ran the snack table at 2 craft fairs, and was the webmaster for our spouses group.
volunteer my time helping others, solve problems, spend time with my son and my husband, and work with animals at local shelters.
my son and my husband, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, my animals, and charity events.
dishonesty, not meeting my goals or completing a task, and disappointing my family.
Being MSOY would help me show all of the other military spouses that it is worth getting involved in not only your military community but also the current community you are calling home. Although I am only one person, I can and do make a difference and I would love to show my fellow military spouses that they can make a difference too.
My sister was killed by a drunk driver when I was only five. I would go back to the day of my sister's accident. Not to stop the accident, but I would go back and appreciate my last day with her. At such a young age you don't always appreciate everyone in your life. I would make sure that I told her that I loved her and that she was the best sister I could have ever asked for.
I would like to see more military spouses getting involved in their military community. Whether it is with the spouse’s group, their children’s school, their husband’s commands, or any other volunteer activity, the point is to just be active. This is a wonderful way to make friends, build support supports, and learn what your community has to offer. I was lucky enough to join the Monterey Bay Officer’s Spouses club in Monterey. I was determined to just lay back, relax, and enjoy being a regular member of the group since I was the Treasurer in my previous two FRGs, but that didn’t last long. Within six months I took over as the Bargain Fair Coordinator which is an 82 military family garage sale. During the seven Bargain Fairs, I was able to raise approximately $25,000 for our military scholarship and charity funds. It always feels so nice to give back.