My husband, two young daughters, and I moved from Texas to Ogden, Utah in 1976 where he established his medical practice. As a stay at home Mom I became involved in our daughters’ schools and our Ogden community and increasingly involved with The League of Women Voters at the state level. At the League, I had many roles over the years including being the state president of the organization.
Most of my Utah community engagement has been serving on task forces, commissions and non-profit organizations’ boards that try to take a good thing and make it better or looks at the future for planning and policy in our state of Utah. I served on Governor Matheson’s Agenda for the 80’s Task Force, Governor Bangerter’s Utah Work Force 2000, Ogden Defense Depot Reuse Committee, Attorney General’s Regional Exchange Effort, Project 2000/ Coalition for Utah’s Future Board of Trustees, the Constitutional Revision Commission of Utah, the Utah Gender and Justice Task Force to list a few.
In 1998 I returned to my first love, education, teaching for ten years in inner city elementary schools in Ogden City where every day I knew I was making a difference in the lives of those children I was fortunate to have as students. I retired in 2010.
Currently I serve as a Weber County Library Board of Trustee, commission member on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission of Utah and am the Board Chair of a national non-profit, Great Old Broads for Wilderness.
As a member of the Utah Citizens’ Counsel I want to use my years of diverse experience in collaboration with public and private entities and concerned citizens to find solutions to pressing problems we face in our ever changing world, specifically to address those issues identified in the UCC’s Declaration of Utah Human Rights