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.
Vice President (Email)
Aiden has always had a passion for helping people, which was noticeable at an early age through his involvement in the community and then through his service in the United States Air Force. He began attending PFLAG Temecula in February 2017 and quickly became involved in the events and outreach opportunities hosted by PFLAG. In October 2017, Aiden was invited to become part of the board and took the role of Co-Vice President. He also took on the role of Events Director in an effort to host more events for PFLAG Temecula and bring in more members to the PFLAG Temecula family.
Aiden is a professional real estate agent in the Temecula Valley area, where he works with families and individuals to find them their perfect home. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Aiden graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Culinary Management where he went on to work as a Pastry Chef for Disneyland's Grand California Hotel.
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, he was invited to become a board member where he took on the roles of Secretary and Web Master.
Over the last 3 months, 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.
Jaimee has been a PFLAG Temecula board member since 2016, has been an active member in PFLAG since 2008, and has lived in Temecula since 1997. Jaimee is a proud Transwoman, and Proud parent of three wonderful kids, and grandparent to seven
As the Outreach and Advocacy Director, Jaimee works with local businesses and individuals to help grow our list of LGBTQ+ friendly businesses; and as the communications director, Jaime ensures the timely response to any PFLAG inquires.
Jaimee is also the Executive Director for Temecula Valley Pride and is the moderator for Temecula Transgender Tribe and Temecula Valley Tranz Support facebook pages.
Harvey Milk, said it best:
“I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.”
Shiji (Sushi) Yuan
Social Media 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 2017 took on the role of Social Media 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.
Sushi is currently attending Mt. San Jacinto College and is studying Psychology. As part of his studies, Sushi anticipates presenting his research paper on LGBTQ rights and marriage laws in China at the UCI's Student Research Conference in April 2018.