Lasondra Burks was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. The oldest of four, her leadership and desire to help others were shaped early in life. Throughout her life and career working 24 plus years in the mental health field, she has been able to display her leadership ability, empowerment skills and keen foresight. A lover of books and an avid reader, she has a passion for expression through creative writing. She resides in a western suburb outside of her hometown. Her hobbies include reading, writing, genealogy, listening to music, gardening and crafting.