A little about me...

Those of you who know me are aware that I love Yellow Springs. My husband, Todd, and I moved here nine years ago from Washington State. I first fell in love with Yellow Springs as a student of the Antioch University PhD in Leadership and Change program that brought me here each summer for program residencies.

In the months leading up to our move we subscribed to the YS News to read about what was going on in the Village. I imagined becoming part of the non-partisan government where people actually had a voice and could get involved. This was not imaginable to me in the other places where I had lived. I considered that my unique combination of academic and professional experiences might be welcomed.

After our move I enthusiastically jumped in as an active community member.  It has been my honor to serve the Yellow Springs Community Foundation (2015-present), to coordinate the Yellow Springs Village Mediation program (2009-10), and sit on the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse board (2010-12). Todd and I also sing in the Yellow Springs Community Chorus, with Bev Logan, and in the World House Choir.

I made a major career transition in order to run for a Council position. Previously, I worked as a consultant helping my clients to solve their toughest challenges and to navigate complex change. That work required weekly out-of-state and international travel. I knew that this was incompatible with my goals to serve the Village. Now, I am a nursing professor. This position makes it possible for me to stay local and contribute more to our Community.