How long have you served on the Advisory Board?
My board term started on July 1, 2018.
Are you part of any committees? If so, what is your role?
I serve on the Tack 4 committee and assist the committee chair. I am the chair of the Board Development Committee.
What is your most memorable Osher Institute experience?
As Osher Board members, we are asked to introduce the guest presenters. Each time I get to do that is a special moment but none more special when the presenter is a fellow Osher Board member like Ralph Bild or Chuck Folkner.
Favorite Osher presentation you have attended thus far?
Picking a favorite Osher presentation is an impossibility for me. There are just too many favorites. Some include subjects in which I have had no previous interest or knowledge. The high level of instruction continues to impress me.
Are you a Boise native? If not, where are you originally from?
Through age 9 I live in Corcoran, a small cotton farming community in Central California. From there we moved to Fresno where I lived through college. After a couple of back-and-forths from Arizona to California I ended up in Billings, MT. for almost 40 years. In late 2016 me moved to Boise. Within our first week here a neighbor introduced us to The Flicks and Osher – now two of our favorites.
What is your career history?
My careers include radio broadcasting, sales for the Bell System, kitchen cabinet design & sales, aerial photography and 25+ years as an investment advisor/financial consultant.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
My hobbies include working in the yard, reading and people.
What are you doing to occupy your time during the stay-at-home order?
We are observing physical not social distancing. My contacts with friends and family have been more frequent during the sequester. A return to “normal” life, whatever that will be, and Osher will be most welcomed.