In moving to New Hampshire, I left behind my beloved Shenandoah Valley and discovered the beautiful Eastern Slopes of the White Mountains. It was new and uncharted country for me and my husband Grant, but when we landed here in Tamworth just down the road from UUFES, we found strong connections with the landscape and with the community. Here, my life experiences as a teacher and librarian have allowed me to serve my new community, both as a member of the UUFES Governing Board and as a trustee of our local library.

Grant and I are fortunate that our three adult children and two grandchildren all live close enough that we can often gather as a family. And our kids express both encouragement and amusement at seeing their now retired parents revive long-neglected interests in hiking, kayaking, and the very New England sport of contradancing. When not involved in these activities, I am drawn to the study of natural history; social and environmental justice; and all the creative arts, especially music and poetry.