I am a born-again UU – that is, I was born a Unitarian-Universalist, and have come to appreciate, own, and claim it over the years. I have been a member of UU churches in five states, served on the board in two and served as President of the Unitarian Universalist church in Roswell, Georgia before moving to Arizona; for the last twelve years I have been a proud member of Valley UU Congregation, serving on Stewardship, Green Sanctuary, Finance, Budget, Special Funds, and the Audit Committee. I have taught RE and participated in auctions and cafes, helped to create VUU’s first photographic membership directory, and to begin the chalice circles covenant groups. I raised two young adults from middle school at VUU and am proud to say their UU roots serve them well as adults.
By day I am the Senior Director of Budgeting for a large property management firm, and have spent most of the last four decades in professional finance roles. I am married to Marc, who attends VUU on occasion and claims Unitarian Universalism as the religion he would join were he ever inclined to join a religion. I am President of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board, in the third year of my second four-year elected term.