I’ve always had a strong affinity for the environment.  I grew up in Spokane, but all my summers were spent on Coeur d’Alene lake, swimming, water skiing, and exploring the woods. I have a B.S. in Biology from Central Washington University where I mostly studied plant biology and forest ecology.  I then obtained another B.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Seattle University and upon graduation began a 31 year career with Kootenai Health, performing ultrasound exams and managing the echocardiology department in the Kootenai Heart Center.  I retired in 2018.  I love to spend time in north Idaho’s lovely lakes, forests and mountains, skiing, trail running , hiking and foraging for mushrooms and berries.  I hold the environment and the planet in high regard and believe we all have the responsibility of doing what we can to preserve as much of it as possible for future generations,  My husband, Randy, and I live in Coeur d’Alene and at Priest Lake during the summers at our place in Kalispell Bay. Over the 31 years that we’ve been enjoying the Priest Lake area, I have become aware of the deterioration of the lake’s condition and the health of our surrounding forests.  I am so excited to be involved with SCA and get back to cultivating my true passion of studying and protecting nature, and giving back to the region I have grown to love.