LaReita Berky is a wife of an entrepreneur, and mother of 6 sons. She graduated 19 years ago from San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music in Cello Performance. She had a private studio, performed as principal cellist with the Utah Valley Symphony, Utah Baroque Ensemble, and was the chair for the Utah Valley String Festival for 17 years. All of that changed when in 2016 she started talking with Becky Rogers about Africa and humanitarian work. LaReita has been to Ghana 3 times now, each time taking some family members with her. She recently sustained an irreversible ear injury that makes it impossible to continue her musical career. LaReita is now pursuing a Masters degree of Social Work with the intent of international social work and a trauma focus. The social work education, training and hands-on experience that LaReita has brings a unique perspective to Families Mentoring Families to achieve their goals.