Occasionally, we like to feature a spotlight on one of our awesome AFS team members. This week, we are featuring our Surrogate Intake Coordinator, Tawni Boedeker.
What do you do at AFS and what do you love most about your position?
I recently became the Surrogate Intake Coordinator with AFS. I absolutely love having the first contact with potential surrogates, explaining the process and hearing the stories of what brought them to surrogacy. At AFS, we are able to follow right alongside the journeys of our surrogates and it's such a fun experience to see them evolve from potential surrogates to women who have helped others achieve their dreams.
Where were you born and raised? What brought you to Portland, Oregon?
I was born in Hillsboro, OR and spent my entire childhood in the small town of Gaston, OR. With a population of 620 people in Gaston, there wasn't anyone you didn't know.
How would you describe yourself?
Most people would consider me an outgoing extrovert but I think of myself as more of a mysterious introvert. I am a dedicated friend, mother and wife and always looking ahead. I love watching my kids grow, enjoy creating memories and I love to laugh - and I love animals.
What do you enjoy doing on your free time?
I am a very easy going person that loves to be at home with my husband and our two sons most of the time. The rest of the time, especially in the summer, I like being adventurous with them. We love going camping, hiking, playing baseball, going GeoCaching and exploring Oregon.
If you could posses one super-human power, what would it be?
What comes to mind immediately is time travel. How awesome would that be to travel back in time and meet the family you've never known, experience life in the roaring 20's or even travel forward and see what the world will look like in 30+ years?