I made a choice two years in my journey to be an advocate for ovarian cancer, including awareness and education. As I watched WOCA grow, and be a support system for me, I thought it would be a good way to give back. I support their mission, and hope to inspire others to get involved in supporting our cause. I have participated in WOCA events for the past 3 years, and more recently have joined the WOCA board. My favorite event is the survivor’s brunch. Every year the amount of survivors that attend the brunch increases, which a complete expression of hope, and means we are living longer!
As one of the only survivors on the board, I feel I bring a unique perspective, in better understanding the needs of the survivors. And I’m not shy. I’m a former marine. I have a dog, named Sierra that smelled my cancer, and I’m currently in the process of writing a book. I did 25 years of government civil service, with the rank equivalent to a colonel. I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy having new experiences and challenging myself.