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When did you start working with Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF)?

I've been a colleague of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation ever since arriving in the region in 2000 to work with a local family foundation.

Briefly describe what you do in your role with GTCF

As a board member, I am pursuing lifelong learning for myself, our board colleagues, and the staff. That learning centers around the communities of South Sound region.

What is the most exciting part of your role with GTCF?

GTCF's journey towards social and racial equity is vital to the future well-being of our communities.

What other jobs or positions have you held?

I have served as CEO of both a regional family foundation and a global corporate foundation.

Outside of GTCF, what enjoyable activity do you engage in? What brings you joy?

Exploring the bicycle trails and roadways of the Puget Sound Region--the flatter, the better!

What activity, place, or event do you recommend other people check out in Pierce County?

I recommend bicycling the forested and serene Five Mile Drive Loop through Point Defiance Park especially on weekend mornings when it is closed to automobiles.

What is the most inspiring book that you have read and why?

The Bees by Laline Paull; a novel about life in a beehive as told in a first-person narrative by a worker bee. A story of social hierarchy, self-less sacrifice, and breaking the rules.