Board Of Directors
I'm a long time resident of Sedona, having moved from New England and snowy Minnesota to sunny AZ with much joy! My degree and career was in music and theater, and then in my 50's I fell in love with residents in nursing homes and became a Recreation Director . In MN I was the director of Genesis II for Women, Vice President of Neville Watson, a Training company, and on the Board of my local Library. Since coming to Sedona, I've been serving on the Boards of the Friends of the Library, Cornucopia Community Advocates, Vice President of The Sedona Women, and the chair of the Sedona WaterWise Alliance. SedonaKind is an absolute joy to be involved with, and such a privilege. Aside from my 45 year marriage to the best guy in the world, this is the best thing ever!!!!!
After raising two great daughters and getting them to and through college, my husband and I moved to Sedona. I grew up in Central California and went to college at Fresno State University and majored in Music and minored in Business. I became a Paramedic in 1985 and worked in Emergency Medical field in Monterey County, CA where I met and married my husband Brian. Some of the organizations I have been a part of include the Yavapai Food Council, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Kindness Charms by the Women of Sedona. The organization that has prepared me the most for the position of Treasurer for SedonaKind is The Sedona Women, where I served as Treasurer for many years. I work part time for the Sedona International Film Festival, and other favorites in my life include hobbies such as greeting card creations, gourd and egg carving, playing pickleball, music, hiking, fly fishing and travel. I’m very happy and honored to on the founding floor of SedonaKind and I cherish the friends I have here in Sedona who help promote kindness in our community and around the world.
I am a New York native transported to Sedona, AZ in 2000. Soon after arriving I realized that my dedication to the task at hand and my organizational skills, fine- tuned while Director of Corporate Events at Computer Associates, would serve me well in volunteering in this beautiful community. I served as KidZone Chairwoman for the Sedona Arts Festival for 6 years and joined the Trauma Intervention Programs of Arizona (TIP) in February 2007. My experience and training as a TIP National Trainer, made me uniquely qualified to jointly develop the Advocate Training for the Arizona Crisis Team (ACT). I served on the TIP Board from 2011 to 2017, at which time I joined the ACT Board. After all these years I am thrilled to belong to such an amazing organization where my passion – crafts – can be put to good use! My husband Harry & I have been together for 38 years and have two wonderful sons, the best daughters-in-law and 6 amazing grandchildren.
Christs McAuliffe said, “I touch the future. I teach.” I spent 36 years working in secondary education in the public school systems in greater Cincinnati, Ohio and two years in Wilmington, NC. The majority of my career was in the classroom, with the last 8 years as a high school administrator. My passion has always been working with students who are traditionally underserved. We retired to Sedona during the summer of 2021. There is nothing like trying to get involved in the community in the middle of a pandemic! SedonaKind was recommended to me as an organization where I could continue working with the schools. In addition to serving on the Board, I am also the chairperson of KIS, Kindness in Schools. As an educator, my leadership rexperiences, especially building principal, have prepared me for my roles with SedonaKind. I have led high schools through strategic planning, development of core values and positive behavior support systems, parent focus groups for school improvement and many district level committees around school improvement. First and foremost, I am a mom of two wonderful, independent women, a wife to Bob, with whom I am fortunate to be on this amazing journey, and a dog mom to our golden retriever, Emmy. I am very grateful to have found SedonaKind!