I am grateful to serve as the director from Armstrong County. I was raised by parents who could remember when the ‘ lights came on’ for them in 1937. Central Electric Cooperative provided electric to their rural homesteads when other electric companies would not. As a family, we attended many CEC Annual Meetings.

I am pleased to serve a not-for-profit company; a company owned and governed by its members. I appreciate CECs concern they have for the community by donating to worthy causes in our service territory and returning capital credits to its members. I have completed several courses toward my Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate as well as Board Leadership courses.

My family and I are very involved in community service and at St. Paul’s Community Church where I serve as an Elder. My granddaughter started ringing the Salvation Army bell at age 5 alongside my mother at age 85. My mother went on her first mission trip at age 81 and my daughter, husband and I have followed in her footsteps traveling with our church to Argentina to help build a church and to Guatemala eight years to help build a school and houses. I volunteered as the Kids that Care coordinator at KCHS for 18 years and took my students to Arlington Cemetery to honor our veterans by volunteering for Wreaths Across America (I served as a PA Ambassador), an activity that continued with my friends and family. In honoring our veterans I also honored my father who served in the Army Air Corps, my daughter who served 8 years as a Reservist and my son-in law who served and completed 2 tours of duty in Iraq. My husband and I volunteer every Spring to prepare the National Audubon Camp in Maine for campers. My sister, husband and I also volunteer for the National Park Service in Washington DC for White House events. I serve on the Karns City Communities that Care board and am a member of the Sugarcreek VFD Ladies Auxiliary. I have been a trustee for the Griffith D. Morgan Scholarship for several years. I recently completed an 8 year term as a Clarion University Alumni Board member. My husband and I recently joined the Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team located in Clarion. So as you can see, I was raised to value community service.

I am a retired teacher from Karns City High School and was honored to receive the Red Apple Award. My husband is also retired. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.