Elizabeth Peace is multi-passionate, curious about people and their stories, and unable to hold just one or two "titles." She's a mom, military spouse, veteran, founder of Operation Innocence and Sgt. BARK coloring books, Seniors Public Affairs Specialist for the federal government, owner of a PR firm, and Mrs. California America 2021.
Along with her husband and her rambunctious boys, she likes to go fishing, camping, horseback riding, and canoeing. Her children especially like to challenge her in Mario Kart, where she is easily defeated, but she always gets them back with a game of Monopoly.
Elizabeth blogs about mom life, being a military spouse and pageant queen, advocacy work, and especially her podcast "Motherhood in the Latter Days."
After graduating high school and surviving an abusive childhood, Elizabeth joined the United States Air Force to become a police officer. She now volunteers to help other survivors to encourage them to come forward, seek justice, and begin their journey of healing.
An avid volunteer, she has coached youth baseball and soccer, volunteered with a local domestic violence hotline, served as a board member for the Washington Chamber of Commerce and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), teaches child sexual abuse prevention classes through Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program, and mentored at-risk youth. She was also captain of the dance team for the RoadRunners, a semi-professional baseball team in St. George, Utah.
Following her career in the military, Elizabeth began working her way through college as a single mom and became a journalist; first working in print journalism as a sports editor, a crime reporter, and eventually managing editor. She is the founder of St. George news, the largest news and media organization in southern Utah, and volunteered for many years as a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists annual Media in Excellence awards. She still teaches journalism and public relations part-time for the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.
After selling St. George News, she worked as a talk radio co-host and then became the morning and midday anchor for Local News 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she met her soulmate, Master Sgt. Warren Peace. She then accepted a promotion to evening news anchor in Sioux City, Iowa, one year later.
As a military spouse, Elizabeth and her boys are used to moving across the country. After moving to the DMV area (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia), Elizabeth worked as a speechwriter and Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives. She then worked in public affairs for the U.S. Army and as the Director of Communications for the U.S. Navy. She now works for the Department of the Interior.
She is a published author and most enjoys working with children - a cause she believes is purpose in life.
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Dianna L. Marzolf
Counselor, Emerson High School
In the short time that the female students and I got to spend with Elizabeth, it was easy to really like and respect her. She was honest, empathetic, witty, and sincere. She took us through some doable steps on how to raise our self-esteem, which will also raise our level of happiness. Who couldn’t use more of that? I look forward to hearing her present again.