I am a retiree from General Mills Inc., where I was responsible for the development and management of human resource programs. I hold a B.A. in Business Administration from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.A. in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. I am a member of numerous environmental organizations, such as the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and The Wilderness Society, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. In 2002 I joined the Sky Island Alliance to support the establishment of the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness. After volunteering for the Sky Island Alliance for several years, I joined the Board of Directors in 2010, and served as Board President in 2012 and 2013. I have loved wild lands and wildlife all my life, and have hiked, backpacked and canoed wilderness trails and waterways throughout the U. S. and Canada. As a retiree with additional time, I plan to do whatever I can to protect and restore the wild landscapes of the Sky Island region for future generations.