Elected May 2013.
Unlike many curlers who grew up in more northern states where typically the love of the sport is passed down through generations in a family, being a 3rd generation Denver native, I didn't have any exposure to curling until later in my life. It took me 36 years of teaching, participating in many recreational sporting activities such as soccer, softball, tennis, bowling, and golf until curling grabbed my attention in the 2010 Olympics. I joined a learn-to-curl class 4 years ago and it was instant infatuation. In addition to playing in a league every season since then and attending a few bonspiels, working with new curlers in learn-to-curl events has been instrumental in keeping me invested and improving my curling skills.
As we move forward with our new building project I am particularly interested in working to develop and refine plans for an expanded curling education program to be implemented when our new facility is completed. I'm committed to creating the detailed substance for these instructional opportunities and reaching out to all who might benefit from participation in curling-related activities.
My numerous years of promoting strong communication, collaboration, and teamwork in the public school setting have also served me very well in the curling arena. As a Director, in concert with my fellow board members, I have rolled up my sleeves to do the critical work of supporting the interests of our members through fundraising, recruiting, and everything else that is necessary for us to continue to move in a positive direction. The DCC Board Of Directors maintains a strong team effort and clear sense of direction to reach our lofty goals, making the rewards far outweigh the challenges. We take every step with energy and pride.