Junior Keepers Coordinator
Growing up in a small town in Minnesota, “the land of 10,000 lakes”, I developed an early love and appreciation for nature and outdoor activities – swimming, boating, camping, and walking in the woods. Although my careers, first in early childhood education and later as a Compliance Consultant for the financial services industry, kept me mostly indoors five days a week, I always looked forward to outdoor activities on the weekends.
My husband and I tired of the long MN winters twenty years ago and feel so fortunate that we were drawn to the beautiful mountains and waterfalls of western North Carolina. Fully retired now, I’m able to enjoy hiking and seeking out waterfalls every week with a hiking group from my community. I also volunteer as a Guardian ad Litem, a child advocate for abused and neglected children in Henderson County.
I am happy to be part of the WKNC team and hope to help instill a love of waterfalls in our Junior Keepers so they can both enrich their lives and continue the effort to protect and preserve these valuable natural resources.