I have lived on a permanent basis in Plain for the past 8 years. Prior to moving to Plain, we shared time between Edmonds and Lake Wenatchee. I spent 39 years working for various banks in the greater Seattle area managing their branch networks. Since retiring, I have been involved in supporting our local fire department as the President of the Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Auxiliary. Other volunteerism included the Advisory Board for the Lake Wenatchee Fire Adaptive Community, responsible for the annual chipping program. I have been involved as a co-advisor for our neighborhood Firewise program, the Nason Ridge Community Forest planning committee, and now I’m returning to the Cascade Medical Foundation.