She is the founder and president of Women of Wisdom, Inc., a public speaker, mentor, administrator, conference speaker, and trainer. She loves listening to other people's journeys in life and has a special calling to empower teen girls and women with practical wisdom and confidence.
She is a graduate of Global University and was chosen to be the Reflection Speaker for her graduating class.
She served as Chair on the SMF Board of Directors. She has done volunteer work during her 23 years as a stay home wife and mother as a school librarian assistant, band mom, at the Rose Theater, her church, and other community organizations.
She enjoys writing songs, speaking, reading, recipes, and most of all spending quality time with her family. Dorarena and her husband Mark have 8 adult children and 21 grandchildren.
is a native of Omaha and has traveled the country in various roles and positions. She is elated to be able to serve and volunteer on the WOW! Team Board and has served on the Board since its inception in 2016.
She’s served on numerous boards and held several high-profile positions in the state and community (i.e., Charles Drew Health Center, Urban League of Nebraska, Creighton University, and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services) just to name a few.
Marilyn is a seasoned administrator and manager, with a Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing, and Graduate (Masters) Degree in Health Care Administration.
She is a licensed and ordained minister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife with a passion to see God’s people grow and mature in their
God-given gifts and abilities
It is often said that every good business is born from a desire to fulfill a need. When a local bakery stopped selling the freshly baked Cranberry Pistachio biscotti she enjoyed, Sophia was forced to bake a batch herself.
Being an Omaha Police Officer, she had found baking and cooking in general to be a way to detox from police work. “There was something about the smell of baking cookies in the house that was very therapeutic for me."
In 2012 Black Bottom Biscotti opened in North Omaha and today supplies area specialty and coffee shops with her fabulous fresh baked desserts.
Now retired, Sophia aka “BiscottiMama”, is coming to terms with her once hobby being more work than therapy. “I’m grateful for the people that I’ve met, who have enriched my life, and for the opportunity to share my love of biscotti with others”.
She is the mother of three adult children and a grandmother of five.