My name is Becca Shippen and I am a Client Services Director at Surrogate Alternatives. I’m new to SAI but knew immediately after meeting with the team and learning how much passion and love they have for building families that I really wanted to be part of that. All of my friends and family know me as the kind, caring and empathetic one who always goes above and beyond to help others, so naturally I gravitated towards this role at SAI.
I was born and raised in Scotland where all of my relatives still live. I spent 8 years of my adult life living in London and working for an International Real Estate company then immigrated to the US. My husband is from San Diego so he managed to convince me (quite easily I must say) to make the move across the pond. I love sunshine and the beach so it was a welcome change from the cold and rain I’m used to!
For me, Family is everything and after witnessing a couple very close to me experience issues with fertility and then finally fulfill their dream of becoming parents, it was one of the most special and happiest moments in my life.
The things I love about my job:
- I get to work with a fantastic group of people who are equally passionate about what they do and helping others.
- It is so rewarding to know that I am contributing to making someone’s dream of parenthood become a reality.
My husband and I met 6 years ago whilst both on vacation in Las Vegas and despite the obstacles and miles between us (5318 to be exact!), we were able to maintain a long-distance relationship for all of that time.
I love being active especially hiking, one of the great things about growing up in Scotland is the beautiful hills and mountains on your doorstep with some of the most breathtaking scenery.