The Pearls of the Project

Dawn Schultz, Founder and President

Dawn began the Dresses and Dreams Project organization as ” Operation Prom Girl” in 2013, shortly after moving to the IE from Los Angeles County where she held an occupation as a makeup artist for over 20 years. She is a single mother of three and a multiple trauma survivor who believes every day of our lives holds God-given opportunities. She is a visionary who has a passion for matters plaguing our society like addiction, human/child/organ trafficking, fatherless family systems, addiction, and domestic violence. She enjoys water, worship, walking, mentoring, poetry, cooking, making artisan products and apothecary, and spending quality time with her kids.

Natalie Morgan, Vice President

Natalie Morgan is dedicated to service as a volunteer and in Christian ministry leadership. Born in Atlanta, Georgia she has spent most of her life in Southern California raising a family. In the past several years she and her husband founded Builders of Faith Ministries, a non-profit organization with the mission of serving others who are in need and spreading love through this service. Natalie is also ordained pastor. Builders Of Faith administers a prison ministry program, Angel Tree, a holiday Christmas extravaganza for children with incarcerated parents and underwrites scholarships and camp opportunities for youth. Natalie is a member of Rock Church San Diego and has volunteered with the Billy Graham Crusade, and A  Night to Honor Israel (John Hagee Ministries). Natalie enjoys morning Bible Study, cooking, decorating and spending quality time with loved ones.  

Candice Gordon- Secretary

Candice Gordon is a family photographer who also serves as part of a team specializing in elopement photography and videography.  Alongside her professional endeavors, she teaches photography classes within the community as a way to give back.  With a passion for education, Candice dedicated over 15 years to volunteering in schools, allowing her to build connections with numerous students and nurture their enthusiasm for learning.  A resident of Menifee, CA, she is a married is a mother of three and continues to serve at her daughter’s elementary school.

Reanna Ritter, Treasurer & Accountant

Reanna was born and raised in beautiful South Lake Tahoe and is the youngest of six siblings. She was raised in a religion that undermined women. She watched people suffer and as a result and decided she would not allow that in her life. Her dad has owned and operated a small carpet cleaning business in Tahoe for the last 45 years. Growing up, she worked with him and learned that service, quality, and cash flow will make or break a business. He also stressed the importance of being responsive, professional, and maintaining an excellent reputation. She spent the next 15 years working in restaurants and retail at various levels. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2012, and her Master’s in Business in 2017. Reanna planned to go into Public Accounting, but became a mother shortly after finishing her bachelor’s degree. She chose to know and raise her daughter rather than work long hours in public accounting. Later, she started her accounting career in payroll and was quickly promoted to Financial Controller and progressed in corporate accounting for midsize restaurant chains for the next 4 years. Reanna then started Ritter Accounting and Consulting and works with a wonderful team of people. Some of her favorite things are learning, growth, travel, dining out, hiking, snorkeling, golf, camping, theme parks, singing, dancing, and spending time with friends and family. She is blessed with two beautiful kids and an awesome husband.

Bridgette Moore, City Councilwoman for Wildomar, CA , Advisory Board

Bridgette Moore was part of the inaugural city council in 2008. She has served three terms and is currently serving her fourth term. She was the first woman to serve as Mayor in 2010. She was appointed to Mayor again in 2016 and has called Wildomar her home for the past 22 years. She is married to her husband, Stewart Moore, and they have one son, Jake. Bridgette also has two grandsons from her bonus daughter, Catherine.

Keisha Montefleury, Founder of Abundantly Authentic, Advisory Board

Keisha Montfleury is first a believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, then a mom, and next an entrepreneur. She believes that it is our responsibility to encourage the young generations so they are armed with the tools, knowledge, and strategies to thrive as individuals. It’s important for our girls to practice HEALTHY CONFIDENCE and that is why she enjoys being a part of Dresses & Dreams Project. She is also the proud mom of 3 beautiful kids, and currently resides in Southern California.

Aiko Holdaway, Domestic Violence and Trauma Advocate, SAFE Family Justice Centers, Advisory Board

Aiko Holdaway is a Victim Advocate with the SAFE Family Justice Centers, working directly with victims of crimes like domestic violence and human trafficking, in partnership with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office and law enforcement. She is currently the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Temecula. Aiko loves being a part of the community and serving in areas she is passionate about, and looks forward to future opportunities in leadership.


Rosie Lovato, College and Career, Founder of Generations Rise, Advisory Board

Roseann Lovato is the Founder of Generations RISE 501(c)3.  She has worked for the State of CA (most currently works as an Analyst) for over 18 years.  She received a BA in Sociology (CSUF), and Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Career and Technical Education (CSUSB).  She has mentored and volunteered with other organizations and has served as a Career Coach.  She currently holds a CA CTE Teaching Credential to teach Business & Finance.  She declares her Christian Faith and acknowledges that God has called her to mentoring and the teaching of life skills to at-risk youth for the purpose of prevention of unhealthy behaviors that often leads to harsh consequences including drug abuse and incarceration. 

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