If you are within the Down Syndrome community you will recognise Mercedes from being a co host of the The Lucky Few Podcast.
Mercedes prides herself on the experiences that we all know we have, and rarely share with honesty. She is known on the show to “do you” as you need to, and always use your intuition to determine whats best for you person with DS. She formerly worked vocationally in the different abilities industry for 10 years, and most recently since March 2018 has co-founded Dear Mom, Conference creating space for moms raising a person with Down Syndrome to find rest, community, and inspiration at her event.
She is wife to Andy Lara, producer of The Lucky Few Podcast. Has three children, Sunflower, Rhodes, and Shepard and might be the most vividly beautiful person you could ever meet.