I was born and raised in north central Montana, the oldest of seven children, and came to California where I was a teacher and administrator for LAUSD for 39 years. I have a doctorate degree in education from USC. I joined Las Candalistas in 2014 after meeting a long-time member at a yoga class and hearing her explain about refurbishing furniture for Artists’ Attic (which used to be part of our Spring Fundraising Event). Since joining, I have served as Recording Secretary for 3 years, and participate in the Spring Event raising the tents as the rentals coordinator. I highly respect all the women who give so much so that this organization can give so much.