Affiliation: Alumni Parent
Occupation: Retired corporate executive
Background: Born and raised in Vermont. Attended college in Pennsylvania and joined the corporate world in 1972. Work experience in Philadelphia (1972 to 1975) and the San Francisco Bay Area (1975 to 2019) before fully retiring in 2019.
Degrees: B.A. Accounting, Lehigh University; C.P.A. Certificate
What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees? Our son and daughter-in-law are both graduates of CRMS, Class of 2000. Having our son complete his high school education at CRMS was a very important and successful decision on our part. We have now lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 15 years and I have always been motivated to volunteer to help CRMS. I’m a corporate financial person, so my focus is always on the business aspects of CRMS. It is my hope that we can continue to have CRMS excel, and that many other young students can get the same experiences that our son did.
What do you value most about CRMS? I think the full-time boarding student experience is the most valuable thing CRMS offers its students. Everything from the classroom, work crews, outdoor experiences and free time add up to an exceptional learning experience for high school students.
What are you most excited about while serving as a Trustee? I previously served on the CRMS Board of Trustees for 9 years. After a 5-year break, I’m returning to continue my efforts to help CRMS. My corporate experience tells me that great organizations are always challenged to find new and better ways to excel. I look forward to the strategic planning work, fundraising, and helping with the garden program, a personal interest of mine.