Rosalie loves to tell stories that open windows and doors for children to see beyond the world that surrounds them. She also finds joy when children see themselves in books and are able to say, “Hey! They look just like me!” She advocates for more disability visibility through entertaining children’s literature and ultimately hopes to help kids understand the meaning of inclusion and friendship. She is a panelist for Disability Book Week and on the board of Advocates for Disability Inclusion in Literature.
She has been featured on Erik Weihenmayer’s website for living a “No Barriers” life. Was awarded “Woman of the Year”, by her local assemblyman in Southern California, for community service through musical performance and advocacy. She is highly active within the amputee and disabled community, attending multiple events and camps throughout the year with her son. Whether it’s in person, or social media, she loves to connect with other families and amputees.
For many years, she could be found on stage throughout Southern California with a 1940’s tribute group, at her local community theater, and at Disneyland Resort every Christmas in the Candlelight Processional.
She cherishes her faith and commitment to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She currently reside in Central Texas in a home filled with toy cars, LEGO bricks and lots of noise as she raises three young boys with her high school sweetheart, Michael, her husband of fifteen years.
You can learn more about Rosalie, Hunter, and the rest of the Mastaler family at www.RosalieMastaler.com