My husband of fifty-five years, and I reside in rural Mason County, but associate ourselves with the City of Manistee in Manistee County. My husband, a retired school superintendent, raises heritage turkeys for his business, Bourbon Red Heritage Farms. We always had to move for a promotion for him, and when that happened, I started a new career as with another non-profit organization.
I attended Central Michigan University during the volatile ‘70s. After my children had grown, I have been active in politics. In each community we have lived, I have taken varied leadership roles, serving on the COOR ISD School Board and also being the United Way Director for Manistee County.
Upon retirement in 2012, I have steadily taken on more and more volunteer work. I currently serve as an Officer of the MDP Senior Caucus, the MDP Rural Caucus, the MI Rural PAC, the Rural Michigan Action Alliance, and the Lakeside Club of Manistee County.
I served this last campaign cycle as the Treasurer for four State Representative Candidates. I’d like to say here that this State needs to train more people in Campaign Finance so there can be a Treasurer for every candidate!