Born and raised in Midwestern farming communities, I have called rural America home for most of my life. Helping protect the land I’ve known and loved for so long is a great privilege—I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board of a nonprofit that truly cares for the future of rural America.
I feel my experiences over the years and long history of community service will help guide me throughout my time on the Center’s board. In 2018, I was elected to the board of directors for the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District. I also serve on the board of the Nebraska Land Trust, and am active in several other nonprofit organizations.
Before retiring, I was an analyst in California. Since moving to Nebraska in 2000, I’ve worked part-time as a tax preparer in both paid and volunteer capacities, and for several years did volunteer educational resource consulting in my county as The Recycling Lady.
I will work passionately to drive the Center’s core values home. My long-term goal is to understand more deeply where my energies, knowledge, and skills can be best leveraged for the Center. I hope to help conserve the rural American landscape and lifestyle for the present and future.