Born and raised in San Diego, Naomi Velez-Mack (she/her/hers), never attended any Pride events until her girlfriend Deni Velez-Mack (she/her/hers), took her to San Diego Pride in 2010. Seeing all the joy and love at the event, Naomi couldn’t see how she ever went without attending any Pride event.
Naomi started volunteering for San Diego Pride in 2012 with Parade Check In. She was later asked to join the leadership team and she never left. Naomi managed Parade Check In for 6 years before she was asked to step up to become one of the Parade Assistant Managers.
In addition to her volunteer role with San Diego Pride, Naomi works professionally with the San Diego Unified School District. When Naomi is not working, she can be found enjoying southern California, especially Disneyland, with her wife and family.