People

People

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Emily Atherton

Emily has been married to her husband, Daniel, since 2005 and has three children.  She has worked with Sacred Selections since she adopted her own precious Sacred Selections baby, Grace, in the fall of 2015. Emily helps new families understand the adoption process by offering her own experience and counsel to prospective adoptive parents. Emily says, “After personally going through the adoption journey and receiving the emotional, spiritual, and financial support that Sacred Selections provides, I am honored to help other…
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Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey has been helping families beautifully tell their story through photography for the past 10 years. Her heart and passions align with children. She is honored to be able to give of her God given talents to serve families through Sacred Selections. Elizabeth has provided onsite portrait sessions and prints to families in attendance at local fundraisers, portrait packages for auction items, and blessed adoptive families with a custom portrait experience to help tell their story. She says, “Thank you for…
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Dan Watt

Dan began working with Sacred Selections in 2011. He was adopted as a newborn into a loving Christian family so adoption has always been special to him. After attending a 2008 Sacred Selections event in Kansas City, he and his wife knew if they chose to adopt in the future, Dana Carrozza would be the one they called. A few years later, Dan and his family moved to Nashville, TN to work with Ramsey Solutions — a financial peace organization…
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Norma Smith

Norma does many things for Sacred Selections — from helping fundraisers in Folsom, CA to sending thank you cards to families who send in donations. She is extremely passionate about Sacred Selections because she loves helping children. She said, “I love children — always have. I was influenced by my mother who adored children.” Thank you, Norma, for your passionate work!
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Erin Sullivan

Erin has worked with Sacred Selections since 2011. She says, “There is nothing I have wanted more my entire life than to be a mama. When health issues were derailing that dream, Joshua and I turned to adoption. Sacred Selections helped to make our dreams come true when Josiah was born in 2010.” She does graphic design work as well as marketing materials for social media and events. But now, Erin has a much bigger Sacred Selections family. She says, “I still…
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Tina Gray

Tina has worked with Sacred Selections since the Fall of 2016. She and her husband have been on their own adoption journey, and in Tina’s words, “I wanted to do all I could to help others on theirs.” Tina helps manage the overall fundraising events website. That site is utilized by all Sacred Selections Fundraising Event Chairs and gives them quick access to important information as they plan and prepare for events. Tina says, “I am so lucky to get to be a part…
Board Members

Rod and Lisa Waterman

Rod and Lisa live in Bartlett just outside of Memphis, TN. They have four children, two sons and two daughters. They worship at the Bartlett Church of Christ where Lisa is very active as a teacher. Lisa was first introduced to Dana in 2003 by a mutual friend when Lisa and Rod were looking into adoption themselves. They adopted Irina, their youngest child, from Russian in 2005 when she was ten years old. Irina quickly became part of the Waterman…
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David and Dana Carrozza

David and Dana both attended Florida College in 1972. They went there separate ways, David went on to Chico State graduating in 1976 with degrees in Microbiology and Chemistry, then to Oakland, California to complete his internship to become a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Dana graduated from California State Long Beach with a degree in Marketing. They were married in Berkeley, California in 1979 and have since raised two great kids Nicole and Cameron.  Nicole and Cameron both attended Florida College.…
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Kevin and Pam Findley

Kevin and Pam Findley both attended Florida College in 1973. Kevin went on to obtain his law degree and currently practices in Bakersfield, California. Pam and Kevin have raised three wonderful children and on top of all her “mothering” responsibilities and successes Pam is very active in community outreach, community services and in missionary work overseas.
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Steve and Melody Dickey

We are Steve and Melody Dickey from Folsom, California. We were married in 1980, and are the proud parents of three grown sons and a daughter : Matt, Keith, Tim and Katie. Our three boys were all born by cesarean section and Melody’s doctor recommended we have no more biological children. We decided at that point if we were to have any additional children we would adopt, so in July 1996 we adopted our daughter Katie at birth. I (Steve)…
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