While I have made my home in Sitka, I have family across Alaska. My brother and his wife raised their children in Dillingham. My niece lives with her husband and their daughter in Petersburg. Our family chose different parts of rural Alaska as home, but we share a commitment to the well-being of Alaska’s rural and remote communities.
Over the years I have been an active volunteer in foreign exchange in Sitka. I love to read fiction, bake, and enjoy our state’s remarkable outdoor opportunities. Past adventures have included paddling 1200 miles on the Yukon River, backpacking in Gates of the Arctic National Park, and paddling the Wood-Tikchik State Park in Southwest Alaska.