1. Are you familiar with the CCPA Mission Statement? Please touch on its primary points and your approach to them.

    One facet of the mission statement is to preserve the hall as a multipurpose community center. I want to see the hall RESTORED as a multipurpose community center that serves all ages and income levels and supports local artists and their creative endeavors.

  2. Do you have an interest in the preservation and restoration of the historic Woodmen of the World Hall? How do you see that goal being enacted?

    It is vital that the WOW Hall Building is preserved as a historic landmark and community center. I see this goal being enacted by involving the community in fundraising efforts, as well as grant writing.

  3. How do you feel about the CCPA's membership-controlled format and the democratic public meeting process it entails?

    It is crucial that we preserve and revitalize the membership controlled format and democratic public meeting process.

  4. Are comfortable working in an open meeting collaborative format. What experience and skills do you bring to the table in this regard?

    I have served on this board for 2.5 years. I have also served on the board of H.O.N.E.Y. I teach elementary school in Lane County. I work collaboratively with other teachers, as well as, families and students. I have several college credits in developing positive communication skills. I have served on the Equity Cadre in my school district.

  5. Have you previously volunteered for the CCPA/W.O.W. Hall? If so please tell us of your experience doing so.

    I worked as an employee of the CCPA in 1979 - 80 as a CETA employee. My title was first Night Box Office Mgr. and then Day Box Office Mgr. When the Reagan administration began all federally funded community non profit positions were terminated and moved to the private sector. I continued as a volunteer for the next 3 years. I ran the snack bar, I bartended. In the late 80s I volunteer house managed weekly for a year. For the next 30 years on and off, depending if I was living here or not, I volunteered mostly during shows: box office, pre show coordinator, every volunteer show position utilized by the hall. 2.5 years ago I was elected to the board.

  6. What other non-profits have you worked with? What was your role?

    I was the secretary at OSPIRG. I was a front desk person at White Bird. I was on the board of HONEY. I worked at a food co-op in Vermont, as well as an anti-nuke group.

  7. What is your educational, employment or professional background? Please tell us about your skills and the working experiences that have formed your working or professional history.

    I have a Master's Degree in English and Psychology. I have been an elementary teacher for the past 20 years. Previously, I ran a housekeeping business. I managed a couple of musical groups. I had a farmer’s market stand. I was a tax preparer for several years.

  8. What is your vision/agenda for the CCPA/ W.O.W. Hall?

    My vision is that the Hall is here for everybody, that everybody (minus hate groups) is welcome... That all the different groups in our community feel welcome and able to use our facility. That all income levels and ages can benefit from being here. That people find joy and warmth within these walls.

  9. What groups or demographics in the community do you see the W.O.W. Hall serving going forward?

    Let’s serve everyone!!!!! no matter the age, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnicity, the nationality, the skin color, the sexual preference, the gender, the physical, mental and emotional ability (as in the alter-abled community). Let’s be inclusive!

  10. Do you have any financial or business involvement with the CCPA that might be create the appearance of a conflict of interest in the context of CCPA Board service? (Business or financial engagement with the CCPA/W.O.W. Hall does not preclude someone from serving on the CCPA Board of Directors as long as such activity complies with applicable IRS regulation, applicable portions of the Oregon Revised Statutes and The CCPA By-laws)

    I have no financial nor business involvement with the CCPA.

  11. CCPA Board members typically attend one monthly open-to-the-public board meeting per month and serve on two CCPA committees which also meet monthly. Projects are developed out of committees which are often executed outside of the meeting schedule. CCPA Board members' time commitments are typically 10-20 hours per month. Are you able to donate that amount of time monthly to CCPA Board service? Are you willing to volunteer at the W.O.W. Hall or for the CCPA beyond board service if elected?

    I do have the time committment to give to the CCPA. I strongly believe that board members should volunteer at one show per month, so they are in touch and connected to what is happening at the hall. The board must have a feel for the pulse of the hall.