I was appointed to the TCSS Board in January, 2022. A member of TCSS for three years, I am a leader on the Cactus Rescue Crew, assist at cactus sales, and volunteer at the landscaping projects at Pima Prickly Park. I've been a resident of Santa Cruz County for 49 years, and own a produce importing company and am also a partner in a produce warehouse in Rio Rico. I bring a small business orientation to TCSS Board discussions. I served on the Tubac/Rio Rico School Board for 16 year and am a fervent supporter of public education. I'm also a strong advocate of water conservation. One of my favorite cacti is the Santa Cruz beehive cactus, Coryphantha recurvata, found in the Pajarito Mtns west of Nogales. I served in Peace Corps, Peru working in the Amazon River basin and am fluent in Spanish.