What part of the organization and mission speaks most to you and why?
As a cancer survivor myself, as well as knowing many impacted by cancer amongst my friends and family, I’ve seen the lifesaving and life-extending measures that efforts like the Blood & Tissue Center bring to families. It truly is inspiring work and when fellow-Board member Kristen Schneider Boerger invited me as a guest to The Red & White Ball, the cause had an immediate effect on me, and I felt drawn to be an active participant.
What do you like to do?
I have 3 young kids, so they keep us busy with activities and sports, but we love to travel and try to do so often. Music is something my entire family enjoys, and we have regular dance parties at our house in the evening – the dual purpose of fun and to exhaust our kids, but we also like to go to music festivals and see live music. Food is a huge part of my life; through my profession, but I also love to cook and bake and try new restaurants as often as possible. I also really enjoy painting when time allows!
What motivates you?
This is such a broad question! I’d say a lot motivates me, whether it’s something directly affecting my family or friends, or if there’s a specific cause or action near and dear to my heart. I enjoy being a part of a team contributing toward change and making an impact for the greater good.
Is there anything about your time on the board you would like to share? Most cherished moments, greatest accomplishments, something you are looking forward to?
Leading the decoration committee right upon Board induction has been a whirlwind, but a really fun exercise of marrying together my passion for design with event planning. Very much looking forward to seeing the efforts of all the committees come to fruition this fall at the Red & White Ball!