About 10 years ago, friends and acquaintances continued to mention the Center for Rural Affairs during conversations, and although I hadn’t heard of the organization before then, I was intrigued.
Since learning about the Center’s mission, I’ve been a full supporter, and I am grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to serve on the Board of a nonprofit that truly cares for the future of rural America since March 2020.
Community service is important to me. In 2018, I was elected to the board of directors for the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, and I also serve on the board of the Nebraska Land Trust and stay active in several other nonprofit organizations.
Before I retired, I was an analyst in California. Since moving back 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'm most interested in supporting natural resource preservation as the underpinning of healthy rural economies. I want to promote traditional small businesses that practice water and soil conservation and provide locally sourced products using sustainable practices.
My long-term goal is to understand more deeply where my energies, knowledge, and skills can be best leveraged for the Center. Rural America has been my home for most of my life. I was born and raised in various Midwestern farming communities, and currently live in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska. I hope to help conserve the rural American landscape and lifestyle for the present and future.