I grew-up in a small town in Western Oregon and started my real estate career in Salem in 1976. We moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1985 for better year-round weather. I operated a sales and marketing company that catered to home builders for seventeen years before moving to Sedona in 2002. I’ve served on several Home Owners Association Boards; was a training professional at a Valley real estate school; founder of a women’s networking group in Phoenix; member of The Sedona Women since 2003, and co-founder of SedonaKind. My greatest enjoyment comes from spending time with my husband of 46 years, my daughter and son-in-law, and three grandchildren. Starting SedonaKind was a way to give back to a community that has been very welcoming to us.
I am one of those oddities! A 33 year resident of Sedona, so I can truly call myself a local. For 15 years I was heavily involved in my sales career, but then I immersed myself in acting at the Sedona Art Center and volunteer work. The organizations included Verde Valley Sanctuary and Verde Valley Caregivers. More recently I have been on the board of The Sedona Women (including past president) and volunteer work at the Chamber of Commerce, which I totally enjoy. The kindness charms and the SedonaKind organization is a brilliant opportunity to pay it forward in a loving way.
After a very successful career as a Vice President with Motorola, I retired early to enjoy the good life in Sedona…with no regrets. Moving here from Oregon 16 years ago, I have served as a volunteer in a variety of roles including the Sedona Police Department, Verde Valley Caregivers, as a Board member and as President of The Sedona Women, the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, finishing Loving Bowls for the Sedona Art Center and creating Kindness Charms. I wake up every morning this beautiful place and say wow. I’m happily married to my husband Cliff. Life is good in Sedona…actually, it’s very good!!
I'm an 14 year 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 and have lived here permanently for the past 15 years. 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.
After a long and rewarding career at Kraft Foods as Sr. Director of Customer Supply Chain and a stint at ConAgra Foods as VP of Customer Service, we retired to Sedona. Our Sedona story is a familiar one. In 2007 Jay, my wonderful husband, and I vacationed in Sedona. We had been looking for a small town, in a beautiful area, with lots of hiking, within two hours of a major airport. Well by the end of the week we were looking at homes. By October of 2007 we were residents of this beautiful and extraordinary community and we have never looked back. In addition to my career experience I have chaired the Kraft Sales Diversity Council, been on the boards of several home owners associations, on the board of the Marsh Creek Women's Association, The Sedona Arts Center and The Sedona Women. I have been constantly blessed with the kindness of others in each of these endeavors and am honored to be a part of SedonaKind.