Miriam is a lifelong advocate of the LGBTQ+ community and has participated in PFLAG and other human rights organizations for more than 20 years. She has served as President of PFLAG Temecula for 3 years, helping the organization to restore its 501c3 non-profit status and expand the membership to greater than 300 members.
Raised by strong lesbian parents in Northern California who were the second couple to be married in San Francisco when it became legal in 2004, Miriam has participated in many marches and protests in support of full equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Miriam's lifelong passion is to expand awareness and acceptance for LGBTQ+ people and issues in our local communities through outreach, advocacy and education.
Miriam is a Business Manager for an international semiconductor company, and has a strong professional background in business and finance. She is a professionally-trained public speaker and trainer, and has applied those skills to educate and speak on behalf of PFLAG Temecula at various events throughout the region.
Miriam is also parent to a gender-fluid gay child and a member of the community herself. She and her husband Jon live in town with their teenager, Great Dane and Min Pin dogs.
Cambria is a mother to one daughter whom she spends lots of time home-educating and “Belly Mama” to two other children; both surrogate mother journeys have been for gay couples. She is proud to have been given this honor of helping bring a dream into existence, not only for the (four) fathers, but for their whole families.
Although a So Cal native, Cambria received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She uses her knowledge of business combined with her spunky personality to grow her Scentsy Fragrance business which allows for her to spend a generous amount of time with her daughter and serve as an ally and advocate for the LGBTQ community and other causes that are close to her heart.
As a passionate human rights and animal liberation advocate, she loves to spend her energy on making this world a better place but she also loves to see the world. At the age of 19 she lived in China for almost a year. Having only done a little bit of traveling since her daughter’s birth (and carrying and birthing two surro-babies), she is looking forward to seeing more of the planet Earth when her now 7 year old is a little bit older. She and her daughter currently reside in Temecula, CA where Cambria spent most of her childhood.
Secretary / Web Master (Email)
Chris has always had a passion for helping others and sharing life experiences with those who ask for advice. Chris started attending PFLAG Temecula meetings in March 2017 and in October 2017, he was invited to become a board member where he took on the roles of Secretary and Web Master.
Over the past year, Chris has focused on growing the internal services for PFLAG Temecula to help the board reach new heights in expanding our outreach to more individuals within the Temecula Valley. Additionally, Chris has completely redesigned the PFLAG Temecula website to be more informative and provide more resources for our LGBTQ+ youth, parents, family, friends, and allies.
Chris is a Cyber Security consultant for KPMG and is using his background in IT to help PFLAG move forward with better IT services and web designs. Prior to KPMG, he served 5 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps and completed one overseas deployment in Afghanistan.
co-Youth Director (Email)
Wendy has been a long time advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has been a PFLAG Board member since 2014. Her role as Co- Youth Director is to be there for the kids. Whether it’s their first time at a meeting or they have been there for years, Wendy is known as “Mama Kramer” and is there during youth group meetings to listen and give advice when needed.
She’s currently working on her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and will graduate May 2018. Her goal is to work with youth to help them achieve their dreams and goals.
Community Relations (CR) Director (Email)
Amanda Davis – Revels is a multi-time ex-wife, “other” mom to four children, sometimes student, social media consumer, activist, and one-of-these-days an author. She lives her life according to a quote she heard in a really bad movie; “Never take life too seriously, you’ll never get out of life alive.” (Thanks, Van Wilder, the Ryan Reynolds version)
She was born and mostly raised in Wichita, Kansas (as a boy in the wrong body with an affinity for all things Disney, Wizard of Oz and sprint car racing) before moving to the small town of Ponca City, Oklahoma as a teen.
In 1999, she joined the United States Army (not her brightest idea ever) back when Amanda was younger and a bit braver. She was a live-action GI JOE serving approximately five years in the field artillery at Fort Stewart, GA, and Fort Sill, OK. Amanda was also deployed to exotic locations like Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. Additionally, Amanda still comes equipped with an aging kung-fu grip. (Slightly broken or quite possibly mostly broken.)
Back in the civilian world, she worked (slaved) in retail while putting herself through college at institutions (and being the out-of-place cranky campus veteran) like Northern Oklahoma College and eventually at the University of Oklahoma. (Boomer Sooner!)
Amanda temporarily left Norman at the end of 2015 and moved back to the small town (unceremoniously, and a colossal mistake) lifestyle. While there, she came to terms with being her authentic self before returning to her and her sister’s adopted hometown of Norman. Upon going back, she quickly thrust herself into the LBGTQ+ community becoming a community leader through PFLAG Norman. Amanda and her sister, Breea was named Grand Marshall’s for the inaugural Norman Pride parade.
When not working behind a computer screen writing, Amanda can usually be found at a local dirt track watching odd-shaped cars with wings turn left (she’s a country girl) or at a Springsteen, Bon Jovi or Carrie Underwood concert somewhere across the country.
If you haven’t found Amanda at a PFLAG meeting or Pride event in Southern California, you will eventually find her out and about with friends and family somewhere (or working to pay the bills) as she explores her new life in Temecula Valley.
Social Media Director (EMAIL)
In 2008, Suzanne created a pop culture website doing interviews and reviews with actors, writers, musicians and other interesting people. She decided to close down her website in 2012 to focus on homeschooling her daughter. Currently, she curates a collection of old family photos on her Instagram account. Suzanne began attending PFLAG Temecula in 2018 in support of her gay daughter. In
September of 2018, Suzanne was nominated for a role on the PFLAG Temecula board and in October 2018, she became the PFLAG Temecula Social Media Director.
Shiji (Sushi) Yuan
Outreach and Advocacy Director (EMAIL)
Sushi has been attending PFLAG Temecula since 2007 after coming out to his family and friends at the age of 14. Sushi was invited to become a board member in October 2016 and in October 2018 took on the role of Outreach and Advocacy Director. Sushi has a strong passion for advocating on LGBTQ+ rights and is an LGBTQ activist and speaker on the PFLAG Temecula community Outreach Committee.
Since obtaining his A.A. in psychology at Mt. San Jacinto College in Spring of 2018, Sushi is continuing his education in psychology at California State University, San Marcos. He hopes to become an LGBT affirming teacher after obtaining his Masters. Sushi hopes to present his research on transgenderism in sports at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) next spring.