I’m a Plain native who grew up on the farm. My dad was a logger. I left for college intending never to return, but changed my tune when my kids came along and I realized I could find no better place to raise a family. We built a house in my dad’s hayfield, where we continue to live. My husband is a firefighter with Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and worked for three decades as a reporter and editor before deciding to change my career focus. I’m excited to help support the efforts of the Cascade Medical Foundation.