As manager of RDI’s fund development and marketing departments, I am responsible for comprehensive and diverse fund development and marketing strategies that enable RDI to carry out its mission effectively and sustainably. I have been involved in nonprofit fundraising and board development for the past ten years and have experience as an independent development consultant and grant writer for rural nonprofits. I have a passion for helping our local nonprofits recognize their full potential and enhancing their capacity to make the communities in which we live healthy and vibrant. I have a strong rural connection; my husband and I decided to grow where we were planted and have settled down in our hometown of Creswell, OR. I am a graduate of the University of Oregon and hold a B.A. in English Literature.