Vikki is the founder and CEO of The Light-House Recovery Program, a local non-profit, faith based residential program serving women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse with a success rate of over 80%. She is the founder of two social enterprises; Light-WEAR, an apparel line and Cornerstone Coffee Company, recognized and certified by Center for Community Transformation due to the impact it has on her community. She is also the Co-Host of Angels of the Light, a podcast gaining nearly 500 listeners each month. Her education is in criminology and her experience is in the juvenile institution and substance abuse services. Her passion is helping hurting women discover who they are and Whose they are in order to become the leaders they were created to be. Vikki understands that every woman influences the people around her, especially her children. Her motivation is to empower women to be all they can be in order to strengthen the next generation.
Vikki was born and raised in Fresno, CA where she lives with her husband, Manuel of 26 years and their two children. She was gifted three additional children and four grandchildren. She has been a member of Cornerstone church for 25 years, an inner city and diverse church in downtown Fresno where she credits most of her life training. She serves there as the first female Deacon. Her goal is to make a difference in her world, first to her family and then to the women and children in her community. Ultimately, her world.
She has served on various committees, currently serving on the advisory committee for Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University. She is a public speaker, sharing at various venues and groups; public, religious and private.