Bessie Lombardo was born and raised in the Bay Area but currently resides in West Sonoma County. After Graduation in 2001 she moved to Sonoma County to attend Santa Rosa Junior College. She earned her Early Childhood Education: Child Development Teacher Certificate in 2004. She is currently a full time Pre-K teacher for the Oak Grove Union School District. Over the years she also took up rock climbing and become heavily involved with the outdoor community in Sonoma County. She is an active member and officer on the board of the Rock, Ice & Mountain Club and is currently an officer with the B-Rad Foundation. She is very passionate about helping directly with the children, with the overall message and the goals of the B-Rad foundation.