B.A. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, SAN JOSE STATE
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/PUBLICATION ASST., SOCIETY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICISTS
WE LIVE ON 30 ACRES OUTSIDE TULSA. WE SHOW HORSES IN LOCAL EVENTS. KEEPING UP W/VEGETABLE GARDEN AND PUTTING UP THE CROP.
THIS IS MY DEEP DARK SECRET THAT I HOPE NOBODY FINDS OUT
THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF OUR CHURCH
ALL OVER U.S., CANADA, MOSTLY ON BUSINESS
RAISE AND BREAK MY OWN HORSE; WRITE A BOOK (IT'S STARTED); TRAVEL.
St. Louis, MO
B.A. in Behavioral Sciences, San Jose State University
no, unless you want to count workbooks for training classes.
Director of regional training program
I have worked in association management positions for 35 years. Currently I direct a regional training and technical assistance program that supports community action agencies in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico. We work with national partners, including the Office of Community Services in the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the capacity of local non-profit agencies that provide the nations' security net and work to move the poor (most of whom are working, BTW) toward self-sufficiency. I have the honor of working with people who work in their local communities to leverage public and private resources to strengthen their families and local economies.
I have one married daughter, Lara, who is a professional horse trainer. She will be 40 this October.
Trace will be 12 in November. Brooklyn is 5.
Canada, Mexico, Venezuela
As most women in my generation, I began my professional life doing the same type of work I did to pay for college. I supported my husband through graduate school, stayed home with my daughter for three years, returned to work, divorced, moved to Tulsa where I began working in the publishing arm of a professional society for geophysicists. We actually published the scientific papers that developed fracking for oil and gas extraction. In retrospect, that was a low-point of my life! In 2000 we purchased a 120-acre ranch in central Oklahoma 25 miles west of Oklahoma State University. My daughter operates her training business from the ranch. Shortly after moving here my father-in-law moved into the apartment in our barn. I began work in community action that same year developing a certification program for homebuyer educators. Today I continue that program along with the regional training program.
We have shared this ranch with four generations - and lived to tell about it.
I would not have married my first husband. But, when you try to rewrite history you get repercussions. His internship in Tulsa is how I ended up meeting my current husband and moving back to Oklahoma. Life has turned out just fine!
Please submit by August 1st. Yeah, right. This is my life folks. I have been at four national conferences and there was no way to get this during August. Always behind on the personal stuff.