I was born and raised in rural Southwest Washington and have lived in Central Oregon since 1983. I spent 30 years in the campground and resort business where I operated a 300 acre full-service property and developed and delivered leadership, communication, project planning, and customer service curriculum for staff at locations across the nation. I became acquainted with RDI while participating in the Ford Institute Leadership Program in La Pine, Oregon. This richly rewarding experience was the catalyst for seeking a position with the wonderful team at RDI. I am an avid hiker and love being outdoors no matter the season. I have a wonderful immediate and extended family and find great joy in the time I spend with them. My position with RDI is that of Program Manager for rural places in Oregon and Washington.