As the former Manager of Finance and Human Resources of a large church for almost twenty years, my work experience included all aspects of accounting, personnel management, payroll, filing taxes, insurance compliance/claims and coordinating travel plans for domestic and international mission trips, senior adult destinations, and events.
As a volunteer, I have organized a Women’s Ministry and worked with Operation Shoebox, Compassion International, Meals on Wheels and the Ronald McDonald House. I am a member of several National Societies: Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, United States Daughters of 1812, and New England Women.
My husband retired from the US Navy, both our son and daughter served in the military, and our son-in-law is still on active duty.
A friend introduced me to quilting about fifteen years ago and it became a wonderful opportunity to do something I enjoyed and be supportive of our veterans and service members at the same time! I feel passionate about the mission at the “heart” of the Quilts of Valor Foundation; Wrapping someone in a healing and handmade quilt not only says “Thank You and Welcome Home” but builds a bridge across time for me. It connects us not only as a community, and as a nation with a long military history, it gives us hope of continued freedom for future generations.