My name is FiorD’Aliza Frias. I consider myself to be a multifaceted woman. I was born in the Dominican Republic and had a very humble upbringing. I am very proud of my heritage and my roots because it has allowed me to experience the best of two worlds. My mother was a teacher and my father went door to door selling encyclopedias and doing odd jobs to make ends meet.
My family migrated to the US by the time I was a teenager. We lived in Massachusetts, which is where I went to school and later became a Medical Office administrator.
While trying to adjust to the medical field, I felt that my calling was more towards sales, rather than administration. This is when my sales career started. I worked for a company that sold computer training which relocated me to the NY/NJ area.
Moving to NJ was challenging for me, because I had a family of my own and had to adjust in a new place with small children. Little did I know that a few years after my relocation to NJ my entire life would change. I became a single mother and had to reinvent myself and look for job that would provide flexibility with making my own schedule while increasing my income. This is when I started working for the Merchant Services Industry.
After the 2008 economic collapse, the bank I was working for was sold. It was during this time that my life would take another incredible turn. In 2011, I made the biggest and by far the best decision of my life which was to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I also decided to run for public office and was elected Commissioner of the town of West New York NJ, where I proudly served for 4 years.
As an elected official with Christ in my life, my decision-making process was geared towards putting “Constituents before self” and not the other way around. I attended Love of Jesus Family church, where I became very active and volunteered in the church events as much as my time would allow.
In 2015, I had the opportunity to relocate to Florida which is where I currently reside. Soon after my arrival, New Life Cultural Center in Kissimmee became my new church home and started to assist in the office with some of the administrative duties.
I currently live in the City of Kissimmee with my youngest children, Gregory and Gabriel where I continue with my passion for doing God’s work. I firmly believe that a church that is financially stable will be a church that can help its community prosper. This is also why I decided to be a part of Griffin Church Loans.
Throughout my career in politics I received numerous awards and recognitions, but none can compare to the privilege of serving Jesus and spreading his gospel. There is a phrase that describes my passion for public service and that is:
“The ear of the leader rings with the voice of the people”