Clackamas County, Ore.
Number of years involved in NACo: 16
Years in public service: 16
Occupation: County Commissioner
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Environment Education from Cornell University; Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Illinois; Master of Science in Education from Portland State University
The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Raise my five children and run a 60-acre farm at the same time
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: Pope John XXIII, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
A dream I have is to: Travel the world with a backpack
You’d be surprised to learn: I was a librarian at a Benedictine monastery
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Hike Lake Como and the Swiss Alps (last year!)
My favorite way to relax is to: Read and go kayaking
I’m most proud of: My children
Every morning I read: Celtic Prayers from Iona
My favorite meal is: Homemade ravioli with meat sauce
My pet peeve is: Getting up at 6 a.m.
The last book I read was: Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
My favorite movie is: Moonstruck
My favorite music: Anything by Bruce Springsteen
My favorite U.S. president: Lyndon B. Johnson
My county is a NACo member because: The organization brings all the counties in the United States together where we can share ideas from diverse communities about good governance.