Safia Welty-Rupe has spent most of her professional life working in television and film production. She worked as a show runner for shows such as “Tiny Paradise” (HGTV), “Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots” (Outdoor Channel), “Alaska’s Wild Gourmet (Outdoor Channel), “Simply Delicioso” (Food Network), and “Emergency Vets” (Animal Planet). She has also worked as a producer, field director, and writer on shows such as “Living Alaska” (GAC), “Tiny House Big Living (HGTV), “House Hunters” (HGTV), “Giada’s Weekend Getaways” (Food Network), “Emergency Vets,” “Surprise by Design (Discovery Channel), “Unwrapped” (Food Network), “Honeymoon Hotspots” (Travel Channel), “Dream of Italy” (PBS), “Love Yurts” (DIY), “Prospectors” (Weather Channel), and “Dude, You’re Screwed” (Animal Planet). After leaving the TV/production industry, Safia started a company called My Bakery Basket, which specializes in low-sugar, organic baked goods. Safia has a B.A. from Indiana University in Television/Film Production. Safia is an active member and leader of the many communities of which she is a part. Safia is the parent of a teenage son with autism, and she is dedicated to creating a quality school environment for students that is part of the public education system, in order to give exceptional opportunities to all students who have special learning needs.