K’Lee is a stay-at-home mother of two boys, ages 8 and 9. She is passionate about other people and is diligent in assisting others when she can. She is one of the founding members of the Heights Clothes Closet, which supplies clothes, shoes, and toiletries for children in the Alamo Heights School District who do not have the means to obtain these items themselves. She is also a very active member of the Woodridge Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, where she has been Vice President of Communications and Literacy for the past two years.
K’Lee is a native Texan who grew up in West Texas. She attended Baylor University where she met her husband, Jorgen Skaug, who is from Norway. After Baylor, they moved to London, where K’Lee realized her love for organizing after working as an administrative assistant for an executive in a European marketing firm. She now organizes not only her own family life, but assists friends and acquaintances as well. These organizational tasks include fundraising efforts, vacation and travel planning, event planning, and various communication efforts.
Suicide prevention is one of K’Lee’s primary passions, as she has been personally impacted, having lost two family members as a result of suicide. She has relentlessly tried to assist in combating suicide by openly discussing and communicating how to identify the signs and symptoms and suggesting avenues to take when trying to assist people who are suffering from these symptoms. K’Lee has consistently been receptive when community members have reached out to her asking her to help guide them through assisting individuals who are suffering. She wants to continue these efforts, as one of her main goals in life is to ensure that as many lives as possible can be saved.
1) Why have you decided to serve as a Trailblazer for the JLSA?
Suicide prevention is one of my primary passions. I have been personally impacted and have consoled friends who have been impacted. I want to ensure that as many lives as possible can be saved.
2) Who and/or what inspires you to pave a path in our community?
My children and husband inspire me. I cannot sit back and allow more of my family members to take their own lives or for anyone to die by suicide. We can help children by providing them with tools and knowledge and by simply talking openly about suicide.