I’ve been fortunate in being able to connect with unique and interesting projects to engage my skillsets fully. My love for racquetball manifested itself throughout a long career with the sport’s national governing body. My commitment to the success of women in business has always been gratifying and I place high value in arts and letters education and lifelong learning.
My 2013 New Year’s resolution was to become more pro-active and involved in the community. I felt it was time to stop waiting for change, and to begin creating it in meaningful ways. I stepped right in it by launching a well-intentioned, but ultimately, unsuccessful bid for Colorado Springs City Council.
I later re-grouped by pairing that desire to help with a firm commitment to the quality of life offered by a strong public school system. Building and sustaining a sense of “pulling together” – everyday – became one of my primary goals in seeking election to the District 11 School Board. That campaign was better organized, and many great volunteers honored me with their support in making a successful bid for the office. I learned plenty, and fast.
Colorado Springs School District 11, Board of Education (2013-2016)
Board of Directors, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (2007-2008)
[resigned to originate Executive Director role, 2008 – 2016]
Board of Directors, SCWCC Foundation (2008 – 2014)
Board of Directors, Southern Colorado Business Partnership (2008 – 2014)
Board of Directors, USA Racquetball (2004-2006)
Board of Directors, Colorado Racquetball Association (2004 – 2016)
Founding Board of Directors, Racquet for the Cure (2000 – current)
Founding Board of Directors, Woman to Woman Mentoring (2010 – 2016)
Founding member, Business Women’s Network (2009)
Organizing Committee, International Women’s Day
Organizing Committee/Women’s Programs, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
Organizing Committee, Pikes Peak Women’s Coalition