In 2012, I assumed the board position previously held by my late husband on the Cinnabar Foundation, Montana's conservation fund. Founded by my in-laws, the Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations and programs engaged in environmental advocacy; conservation education and research; as well as the preservation of open space, free-flowing streams, and public access in Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
In 2007 several neighbors and I co-created a citizens action group — Buellton Is Our Town — that successfully campaigned an urban growth boundary initiative the following year. In 2010 and 2011, BIOT participated in a community-wide visioning process held in our small, rural town. I chaired the arts and culture subcommittee and served on five others.
Previous community board positions I've held include: Fund for Santa Barbara, Arts Outreach, WE Watch, Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley, SYV Arts, City of Buellton Arts + Culture Committee.