Following graduation from OSU with a degree in journalism, I took off for Washington, D.C. to seek a career in journalism and my fortune. I never got very far into the journalism career and I’m still looking for that fortune, but along the way I discovered my husband, John, (we married in 1967) and a fascinating 30-year career working for the U. S. Agency for International Development. John and I were both U.S. foreign service officers working in developing countries for four-year stints in Vietnam, Kenya, Jordan, Swaziland, and El Salvador, with occasional positions in Washington, D.C. We adopted our son, Chris, in 1974. He grew up in all of those places, married last year, and lives and works in San Diego.
John and I retired to a tiny community on the north Oregon coast. We’ve become involved in a number of volunteer activities. We also thoroughly enjoy all sorts of hiking, fishing, clamming, crabbing, and other outdoor opportunities in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.