“Outstanding presentation and lasting contribution to our Parent Involvement program…”

— Assistant Superintendent, O. Troncoso

“I truly believe your message will have a positive impact on any service member that hears it.  Thanks for your help keeping our Soldiers safe.”

— LTC, SC J. A. Bryan

“I have been in that dark place, so I know how hard it must be to tell your story.  But to do it in a way that affected 3 people in 3 different ways is amazing.”

— D. R. Montagu

“Organizations such as SPICE IS NOT NICE have contributed to our nation’s fight against drugs by playing a positive role in the lives of our young people.”

—J. M. Arabit, Special Agent in Charge, DEA

“Mrs. Rivas shares her story first-hand about the effects of spice on a family.  She brings statistical, factual information to the presentation…. Her story made such an impact on our students that you could only hear silence or crying.”

—L. Kite, Center Director, Job Corps

“I wanted to take a moment and first thank you for the presentation you made today at White Sands Missile Range.  We go to so many ‘Trainings’ and I don’t think any have made more of an impact on me than yours did.”

—T. Parrell-Green, White Sands Missile Range

“We have been using your book and needless to say, we are expected to pass it on to more classes that are coming up in 2015.  I met with people in Presidio, TX who will be taking the class next year and showed them a preview of your book and that alone was worth them signing up for the class.”

—Officer A. Rodriguez, DWI Task Force