1. How long have you been a CASA?
    I have been a CASA for 7 years!
  2. What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
    My spouse and other people I knew were CASAs, and I was impressed by hearing about their praise of our local CASA program and staff. Working with children was something I really wanted to do. After I retired from my career as a librarian, I applied for the training.
  3. Besides being a CASA volunteer, what do you like to do in your spare time?
    I love gardening, playing piano, taking exercise and yoga classes, doing fiber arts, creative cooking, and visiting family in other states when possible.
  4. What do you love the most about being a CASA?
    Witnessing children being resilient and reaching their potential despite having roadblocks in their lives. And seeing happy families together at adoption time! Working with the CASA staff has been a joy.
  5. And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
    We have a small permaculture orchard at home and I like to experiment with growing fruits, herbs, flowers, and vegetables, including some uncommon ones.