I never want to be bored or boring, so variety has been the hallmark of my life. After graduating with a BA in radio-television communications, with significant study in foreign languages, I worked for KING-TV in Seattle WA, eventually becoming the first woman producer/director in Seattle. After the birth of my third son, I became a full-time mother. A year later, I was not only raising 3 boys, but helping to care for my ailing father, and writing a gardening column for the Anacortes American. I have worked as a Varsity Women’s soccer coach for Anacortes High School, a log accountant for a timber company, run my own bookkeeping business, and my last job before “retirement” was as a job counselor for Washington State Employment Security Department, also doing work with the migrant seasonal farmworkers. Since retiring, I run an upholstery business on a part time basis. Most my efforts in the last ten years have been in the area of ministries. I do charity quilts which go to St. Andrew’s Clinic in Nogales, AZ, sew items for Days For Girls International, edit newsletters and other documents for two different ministries, and am typing/editing a book of a man’s testimony.
I have done missionary work both domestically and abroad in Chile and Costa Rica, helping to construct and repair housing, and fabricating pews for a church in Antofagasta Chile.
I played soccer for twenty-five years and have hiked and backpacked extensively in the North Cascades and in the desert areas around and in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona.
I have seven, soon to be eight grandchildren.