In addition to my work in Loudoun’s schools, I have consistently donated my time to the greater Leesburg/Loudoun community in ways large and small. From serving on my children’s preschool Board to judging essays for the DAR, I’m always willing to help where needed.
I currently serve as Councilman Josh Thiel’s appointee to the Town of Leesburg’s Standing Residential Traffic Committee.
I also act as an internal Poll Watcher, monitoring the Election Officers in their interactions with voters in order to help maintain the integrity of the election process.
Coming from a military family, supporting and honoring our veterans is extremely important to me.
My daughter has been singing the National Anthem at Honor Flight banquets for more than 5 years, and I have been fortunate enough to attend and assist in various ways since we are local. I’ve even had the honor of accompanying them to D.C. to see their memorials, volunteering as an extra pair of hands for the guardians.
I’m also a supporter and volunteer for Operation Turbo, a local non-profit that provides Boxes of Home to our US servicemen and women deployed around the world, and Wreaths Across America, sponsoring and laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.
I served approximately 10 years on the Board of my community’s HOA in various officer positions, including President and Treasurer. I was part of the very first Board established by the builder and served during the buildout phase and the onerous transition from builder to homeowner control.
Here to Help
In 2004, alongside other local women, I helped co-found a charity called Here to Help, Inc. It’s purpose was to raise money for local needs in and around Loudoun. I was the Treasurer (of course), and as such, I was instrumental in establishing its 501(c)(3) designation.
My first foray into the world of activism was in 2001 when Tractebel Power announced plans to build a ten-acre, four-tower power plant just southeast of Leesburg. I, and a couple of neighbors, were instrumental in organizing the opposition – researching the project, preparing talking points, and speaking before the Board of Supervisors. I was even interviewed by NBC! Whether it was our efforts or a changing industry, happily the plant never materialized.