I am a third generation Alaskan and I have called Homer home for the past 10 years, after I started a teaching position in Kachemak Selo. Our love of Alaska is held fast by our love of the outdoors. My husband and I spend our days walking, rolling, skiing, and paddling around the state. We are now blessed to be joined on our adventures by our own two beautiful children, who are currently under the age of five. They have benefited from the programs and activities that Sprout offers and have, in part, spurred my reasoning for joining the Sprout’s Board of Directors.
My teaching career has sent me to a variety of rural villages across the state and I am dedicated to supporting and educating our future generations. I have seen personally just how impactful an organization like Sprout can benefit those families who would otherwise be struggling. In my current role with the school district, I have been working to strengthen family engagement within our schools and I hope to help support students and their family’s transition into the school system through my ties with Sprout. I am optimistic that our wonderfully small community can largely affect our children and families, if we work together and provide support to those who need it most.