Introducing our Volunteer Spotlight for the month of April, Diana Aldaba! Diana is the owner of Bare Clay Earrings, where every piece is uniquely handmade by Diana herself. Diana’s first Mercado with KWMS was at our Posadas celebration in 2021, and she has attended every Mercado since then! Four months ago, Diana joined the Los Festivales y Mercados committee to provide ideas from a vendor’s perspective. Because of her connections with other local business owners in Tulsa, she is responsible for the large volume of applications we received for all three events in this year’s series, and has connected KWMS with vendors that we’ll continue working with in the future.
Staff Says: “Diana has the kindest soul and a warmth about her that is very welcoming. When we were brainstorming who we could recruit for the Los Festivales committee, she was the first person to come to mind. We are grateful to have her on board!” – Sydney Alison, Community Engagement Coordinator
Diana Says: “Kendall Whittier has helped me to grow so much not only as a small business owner, but as a proud member of the community as well. Giving back as a volunteer gives me purpose on getting to also help small business owners and members of the community.”
Fun Fact About Diana: When asked which fictional family she’d most like to join, she says, “I definitely feel like a long lost family member of the Addams Family.”
Kendall Whittier Main Street announces a monthly Volunteer Spotlight. This may be an individual who has gone above and beyond on a project for Kendall Whittier Main Street that month, or it may be a long-time volunteer who deserves recognition for years of service. Those interested in volunteering can learn more here.