What brought you to Coupeville and why did you get involved with the Foundation?
In 2011-12, I accepted an interim school Superintendent job in Coupeville. My husband and I loved the district and the community and decided we wanted to sell our house on the “mainland” and move to Coupeville. We are amazed at the opportunities available for retired folks and relish living near the beach. I was on the foundation as a Superintendent representative in 2012 and asked if I could rejoin as a member when we moved here.
What is your favorite thing to do in Coupeville?
Our favorite thing to do is crabbing, boating and kayaking.
What is your favorite Coupeville memory?
My favorite memory was coming here at 17 years old to visit my aunt and uncle at Deception Pass. My uncle’s mom was Berte Olson, the famed female ferry captain. Their house was full of ferry memorabilia. I was smitten with the area.
Why do you love being on the Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools?
I’m impressed with the many opportunities we can provide for teachers and students by fundraising during the year. It is such a joy to see the fruits of our labor in the classrooms and the ability to partially fund students dreams of college through scholarships. It is my favorite retirement activity!