My husband Michael and I landed on Orcas in January of 1988, just when there was a call to help save Madrona Point from 88 condominiums and the affordable housing shortage threatened a "Nantucket” future. I jumped in feet first and never looked back!

 Saving Madrona Point, starting Opal Community Land Trust, creating OASIS learning community to nurture the home schooling families on the island ( including ours) and bringing art experiences with local artists into our schools (A*OK Art for Orcas Kids) have fed my passion for creating community and exploring group process.

 I joined OWC and the steering committee to participate in a strong and active circle of women and to add my facilitation skills to the work.