Sector Representing: Parent
Occupation: Aging specialist, Lewis County Office for the Aging
Town/Hamlet of Residence: Denmark
Why did you join UP!?: I was asked to represent Office for the Aging on the coalition but was very interested as I had previously served on a grassroots committee to address the opioid epidemic.
What are some positive things for the youth in this community?: This is a beautiful, relatively safe area, and some of the more urban amenities aren’t that far away.
What are some changes you wish to see in the community?: Increased job opportunities are always welcome, so long as they fit the nature of the community.
What does the word “COMMUNITY” mean to you?: It means neighbors helping neighbors. Finding ways to help those in need.
What is your favorite season?: Summer and early fall.
If you could have one super power, what would you choose?: The ability to slow down time.
What words of wisdom would you pass on to your childhood self?: Be more assertive and confident, but not at the expense of others.
What’s your favorite book you have ever read?: “The Chronicles of Narnia,” by C.S. Lewis
Who is your personal hero? Why?: My late father. He set a great example of what it means to be a man of faith, as well as a good husband and father.