Although she was born in Tempe, Arizona, Desirea moved a lot growing up, living in Texas, Illinois, California, Oregon, North Carolina and Kansas. As a child she always had a soft spot for animals but did not consider working with them as a career until she was grown. She initially applied for a kennel position at a clinic in Kansas but was hired to assist the veterinary technicians and subsequently worked there as a receptionist.
Now, as a veterinary assistant, Desirea takes patients’ histories, vital signs, does blood draws and takes x-rays. She has a cat named Duey who likes belly rubs and playing with his Kong toy. She enjoys biking, hiking and being outdoors as well as playing the bass guitar. She comes from a musical family and enjoys “jamming” with them. Her sister is a singer who also enjoys photography. Her father, a pastor, plays the guitar, her mother is an accomplished drummer and her brother can play any instrument he gets his hands on.