I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over forty years. In the early seventies, I married and moved from Chicago to Coulee City, WA. While in Coulee City I ran a home childcare program. Since 1978 I have been a preschool teacher, a Campus Child Care center director, an ECEAP preschool teacher, a Head Start director of Education and Disabilities Services, and the Director of Early Childhood Education for Wenatchee Valley College (WVC). I attended Western Washington University and Pacific Oaks College where I received degrees in Human Services and Human Development with a specialization in Early Childhood Leadership and Administration. I retired from Wenatchee Valley College in June of 2019. In my retirement, I have continued to teach as ECE adjunct faculty at WVC.  I serve as a board member at Chelan/Douglas Child Services Association (CDCSA), the North Central Washington Regional Libraries (NCRL), Communities in Schools (CIS), North Central Early Learning Collaborative (NCELC), North Central Accountable Communities of Health (NCACH) and the leadership council for the Chelan/Douglas Coalition for Health Improvement (CDCHI).  My retirement goals are to give back to my community and to continue the work of supporting children and families through advocacy and community mobilization.