I just took early retirement after having worked in non-profits serving seniors for 32 years. This was much more than a job to me - it was my life's work. The rest of my life has just begun! Now I am ready for travel, adventure and trying to make the world a better place.
I volunteer for my Temple, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, the City's Monarch Butterfly Preserve, Santa Barbara Symphony and State Street Ballet. I was just appointed by my city to serve as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner. I am very excited about this opportunity to serve my community.
I Jazzercise religiously and long walks on the beach and in the mountains are a regular part of my life. I believe the rest of my life has just begun. If there is a project that needs to be started or a helping hand to be given, then I am your person! If there is a class to be offered, a tour given or a volunteer needed - then sign me up! I have absolutely no intention of watching life on the side lines. Just exercising my body is not nearly enough for me. There is a brain in side that wants to learn and be challenged and a heart that yearns to love and be loved again.
In April 2012, I was a March of the Living Tour LA Adult Delegate. This changed my life. I spent a week in Poland studying the Shoah and then a week in Israel. This was the first thing on my bucket list.
I dream of one day owning a log cabin at Lake Tahoe or Jackson Hole and being involved in wildlife conservation efforts there. I love movies, baseball, the opera, theater and ballet and go as often as humanly possible. I also love to kayak, river raft and vacations in national parks. I have recently taken up bird watching and have much to learn.
I have lived in Santa Barbara 32 years and was born and raised in Houston. My life is 2 open books. I just turned 61 and I am not ashamed of it! So my age, height and weight are really me. Lastly, it is important to me to buy locally, think globally and buy "Made in America" whenever possible. My life is filled with the traditions, values and customs of my faith that define who I am.