I am a lover of nature and the gift of life. Inspired daily by the blessings of my children and grandchildren, I have had rewarding careers in education and United Way. I enjoy birding, photography, writing and life-long learning. I am passionate about furthering conservation of our environment and especially bird habitats. I have a close walk with my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. As a 12 year breast cancer survivor, I believe strongly in Living With A Hopeful Heart and am committed to advocating for early detection and spreading the message of hope for all. My post-breast cancer life motto is “Don’t Waste the Miracle!” So, I’m all about living, loving and building memories with my family and friends and, hopefully, leaving this world a little better.