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.
In July 2018, I was re-married to an amazing man of God, my current husband, Arturo Otero. We currently live in the City of Kissimmee along with my youngest children, Gregory and Gabriel. We also serve as co-pastors alongside Apostle Paredes of the “Camino Y Vida” church. Arturo and I both have a passion for doing God’s work and 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 Capital Funding.
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”