An advocate for children and a local businesswoman who coaches those attempting to reach their full potential, Flora Lucatero has become the voice in the community for those who struggle to be heard and valued. A 1997 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Lucatero earned a BA degree in American Cultural Studies from Western Washington University and began her career as the Program Director of the College Assistance Migrant Program, (C.A.M.P.) at Central Washington University. After returning to the Skagit Valley, she founded the non-profit Children of the Valley After School Program where she is currently the Executive Director. She also operates her own health and wellness coaching business and teaches group fitness classes to empower and inspire others to reach there health and fitness goals. Working with at-risk youth from low-income families has been a long abiding passion for Flora whose mom was born in Mexico and came to this country only speaking Spanish, and parents and grandparents were migrant farmworkers. She has a passion and heart for children and families with this background in our community.
She has served as President of the West View Elementary Parent Teacher Association, Board members with the META Performing Arts Board, Vice-President of the Mount Vernon-Conway Youth Baseball Board, and currently is a Skagit Valley College Board of Trustee. She is also currently a member of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.
In addition to her work with the Children of the Valley After School Program and health and wellness coaching, she is married and a mother to four boys, ages 3 years old to 12 years old.