How long have you been in the Club and why did you join?
I have been a member of the club for more than 30 years. I joined because I love to ski and after I was divorced, I needed new ski buddies. I can now say that most of my best and longest-term friends, I met in ski club.
What trips or activities have you led?
I have been involved in mostly ski-related activities. I have led too many ski trips to count (or remember), including to international locations such as Switzerland and Canada, national locations, including Lake Tahoe, Park City, Copper Mountain, Vail, Winter Park, and “local” ones including Seven Springs and Holiday Valley.
I was on the race team for over 10 years and as a board member during the past 4 years, I have overseen the race-team and its budget much of that time.
Please tell us about yourself (personal/ business).
I was a Professor at the OSU medical school for 35 years, where I ran a research laboratory and taught graduate students. I retired about 5 years ago and quickly became a real estate agent affiliated with Coldwell Banker King Thompson. I have found a great deal of success in my new real estate career because of my organizational and communication personal skills, ability to use new technology, strong work ethic, and lots of personal contacts. My new career also allows me to be flexible and to ski more during the slower winter months!
Why do you want to run for the Board?
I have been on the CSC Board for the past 4 years and served on the board previously more than 10-15 years ago. Four years ago, I joined the board again because there was a need for additional leadership, and I had the time and was happy to serve. I have learned that if you want to make something better, it is important that you are willing to be part of the effort to do so. A club like the CSC runs entirely on the effort of volunteers and I have been proud to help by being a board member and supporting the club’s activities. I want to continue to do my part in making sure that the CSC is able to offer a wide range of activities with responsible trip leaders and good fiscal leadership. As a board member, I have heard from members to have more ski trips (and we are doing that), more diverse activities (the board has strongly supported this), to keep costs down (we have cut the costs of membership and the amount of reserve required for activities) and to recruit more and younger members (we are trying). If elected, I will continue to do devote my efforts to see that the CSC remains strong and committed to its membership.