Meet Dr. Sigrid Williams
Candidate for Norco City Council
I’ve proudly called Norco my home for over eleven years. My husband and I own 1.25 acres and currently own five horses and two mules. We love the idea of riding out of our property for miles. We enjoy training and have hosted several events on our little ranch. Norco has given us the opportunity to ride from Norco to Big Bear and return, from San Juan Capistrano to Norco and even last year from Norco to Bishop, California. The lifestyle, people, and our trail system have made this the best place to live!
Over the course of the last 14 years, both Mike and I have been a part of numerous Norco organizations including: Norco Horseman’s Assoc., Saddle Sore Riders, Norco Mounted Posse, and NART. I am currently serving on the Economic Development Advisory Council. Mike and I have also sponsored several organizations and nonprofits including the Norco Senior Center, Norco Little League and Norco Horseman’s Association Casino Night along with several other organizations and clubs at Norco College.
Mike and I are blessed to have two sons, their wives, and three amazing grandchildren. We were also blessed to bring Florentin into our family several years back as an exchange student from Germany. Nothing is grander then spending time with those that you love. Our family has traveled together, enjoyed tea time, and we continue to spoil our grandchildren with desert before dinner and sugar before we leave.
Orange County Transplant
Mike and I raised our boys in Anaheim. We were very involved in their lives taking them to soccer practice, baseball, boy scouts, and then helping them with their college and career pursuits. In our spare time we enjoyed riding but the realization was there that living in Orange County and having multiple horses boarded in Norco was not ideal.
During our time in Anaheim, Mike and I played on several co-ed softball teams in the evenings and joined a senior league softball team where we traveled throughout the United States playing tournament ball.
We come from three generations of public servants. My dad was a life guard in Germany along the North Sea. My mom volunteered for over 20 years with the American Cancer Society and the Susan G Komen Foundation. My father-in-law was a submariner in the Navy. During my collegiate years I became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). In 1988, against the wishes of my parents, I applied and was hired by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. I graduated the police academy in 1989 and became a Deputy Sheriff. Unfortunately I sustained a career ending injury after 6 years of service and was medically retired.
15 years later with true grit and perseverance, Mike and I joined the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as volunteers in their mounted posse. We were certified through San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department in Search in Rescue.
Our youngest son chose another honorable public servant pathway. He became a firefighter/paramedic with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
I enjoy spending time in the outdoors. Mike and I have traveled around the world, cruised the pacific from Mexico to Alaska, packed in the Eastern Sierras and the Canadian Rockies and rode in Ireland, Hawaii, and Alaska. We also enjoy shorter trail rides close to home, boating and fishing.
Some would say I am a first generation American. I guess it depends on who you ask. My parents immigrated to the United States in 1961. They were able to purchase and move into their first home four years later, two days before I was born. It took another six years for them to become US Citizens.
I consider myself a second generation American but that is an argument for another day. Many people are surprised to hear that English is my second language.
I had a strict upbringing, was brought up with a strong work ethic, and learned from a very young age to help others through the examples set by my parents. I also learned the word commitment. I began swimming at a young age, started competing when I was 10 and was named the top swimmer in the California Novice League when I was 14. I became a lifeguard for the City of Norwalk when I was 16 and a water safety instructor a year later.